Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
O Foundation Conversations
How can the speakers of indigenous languages be educated during a pandemic like coronavirus?
In this episode of O Foundation Conversations, Subhashish Panigrahi speaks to Dr. Mandana Seyfeddinipur who is a linguist and heads the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme at the SOAS University of London. Dr. Seyfeddinipur shares how indigenous and endangered language speakers need to document their language, and recommendations for the government and other authorities to ensure that such speakers get access to critical information (like health advice during COVID-19) in their own language(s). Recorded during the Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages Conference 2019 that was organised by Whose Knowledge? October 2019 in London at the Mozilla Festival 2019.
Producer: Subhashish Panigrahi
Background music and sound effects:
- Flight announcement by Subhashish Panigrahi, CC-BY-SA 4.0
- YVONNE GuitarArpeggiation.wav by gutiyvon, CC0 1.0
- bingBong.wav by stib, CC0 1.0
- Warm guitar rhythm Intro by quetzalcontla, CC-BY 3.0
- hospital_lobby.flac by tim.kahn (CC-BY 3.0)
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