Main Program | Rekindling Dormant Languages


 
 
27 Oct 2022 10:15 - 11:15
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“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. Language is imbued with cultural values, ways of thinking, and histories that must be preserved and celebrated. With almost half of the world’s 6,511 languages now considered endangered, a critical threat is posed to both our heritage and contemporary diversity. Join writers Saut Tambunan, Audrey Magee, and Putu Juli Sastrawan in a discussion about the dangers of language extinction and how we can raise awareness and awaken dying languages to build a vibrant future for humanity and cultural sustainability.

“Terbatasnya bahasa berarti terbatas pula dunia saya.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. Bahasa dijiwai dengan nilai-nilai budaya, cara berpikir dan sejarah yang perlu dilestarikan dan dirayakan. Hampir setengah dari 6.511 bahasa di dunia dianggap terancam punah dan menimbulkan ancaman kritis terhadap sejarah budaya dan keragaman. Bergabunglah dengan panel kami dalam diskusi tentang bahaya kepunahan bahasa dan bagaimana kita dapat meningkatkan kesadaran dan membangkitkannya untuk memastikan kelanjutan masa depan yang cerah bagi kemanusiaan dan keberlanjutan budaya.

Featuring

Gill Westaway

Gill Westaway lives on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, and runs a small guesthouse. In her former incarnation working for the British Council, she collaborated closely with writers and artists …


Saut Poltak Tambunan

Saut Poltak Tambunan is a celebrated Indonesian writer known for his poetry, short stories, novels, screenplays, and literary essays. Several of his novels have been adapted to the screen in …


Putu Juli Sastrawan

Putu Juli Sastrawan is a writer and translator. He was the second winner of the National Literacy Festival (2016), awarded by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture. His latest …


Audrey Magee

Audrey Magee was born in Ireland and lives in Wicklow. Her latest novel, The Colony (2022) has been long-listed for the Booker Prize and short-listed for the Orwell Prize for …



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