The Case for Rare-Language Specialists at HYPIA

The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA)

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: January 8, 2021

Abstract

Many sociolinguistic scholars and practitioners express worry and distress about the continued rate of language extinction. They repeatedly argue for sustained efforts to preserve rare languages around the world, but the efforts required to realize their goals are substantial. This paper presents a case for rare language preservation at the International Association of Hyperpolyglots, as a distinct category of membership that helps to raise awareness about rare languages and the need for their preservation.

Keywords: language, revitalization, preservation, endangered, extinct, linguistics, HYPIA

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Case for Rare-Language Specialists at HYPIA (January 8, 2021). The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) ( email )

HYPIA
www.polyglotassociation.org
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

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