Ort Lando. A. (GroŖbritannien)
The Polar Tombola: A Book of Banished Words
128 S., 15,5x23 cm, Auflage: 300, , ISBN/ISSN 9780992809126
gedruckt in Northumberland.
When we hear about change in the Arctic, itís often related to climate, but Arctic regions are also experiencing dramatic cultural change. In the last two centuries 21 indigenous Arctic languages have become extinct, and even more are now considered endangered. Even the official language of Greenland is Ďvulnerableí according to UNESCOís Atlas of World Languages in Danger.
The Polar Tombola explores the issue of endangered languages from the perspective of a poet and book artist. What happens to an individualís experience of the world when their language begins to disappear? How will future scientists study the Arctic ecosystem without access to specialist vocabularies? What role has the printed word played in the evolution of dialects? How might we visualise language loss? ...
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