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Our Language in Your Hands: Mark Turin’s new series on BBC Radio 4

November 30, 2012

Anthropologist and linguist Mark Turin visits Nepal, South Africa and New York to explore the fate of the world’s endangered languages. YHI Director’s BBC radio series on language diversity and endangerment about a three-part series that the Yale Himalaya Initiative Program Director is presenting on BBC Radio on themes of language diversity, endangerment and policy that starts next week.

The first episode, recorded in Nepal over the summer, airs from 11:00-11:30am GMT on Monday, 3 December, 2012 (6:00am US Eastern time). Alongside analogue and digital radio transmission in the UK, the programme will be streamed live online.

The series has its own set of web pages on the BBC site. Episodes two and three cover the linguistic landscape of South Africa and New York City, and will be aired 11:00-11:30am on Monday 10 and Monday 17 December respectively.