Cambridge Ideas - Vanishing Voices

15 Nov 2010

Of the world's 6,500 living languages, half will cease to be spoken by the end of this century.

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Ukraine

Cambridge becomes a home for Ukrainian Studies

28 Sep 2010

A major gift from prominent Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash to the University of Cambridge has permanently endowed Western Europe's premier programme in the study of the culture and language of Ukraine.

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endangered culture

An endangered culture, on top of the world

12 Aug 2010

A project to document the unique language and culture of a remote Inuit community which is threatened by the effects of climate change is being launched by a University of Cambridge researcher.

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Frontispace of Vaugelas's Remarques sur la langue française (1647)

Le bon usage: using French correctly

01 Jan 2010

The purity and linguistic correctness of the French language has been closely guarded by the French for centuries. Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett is exploring the reasons behind this national preoccupation.

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Recitation of oral texts

Voices of vanishing worlds

28 Sep 2009

A new project is recording and making accessible the endangered oral literatures of indigenous peoples before they are lost forever.

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