Is it realistic to teach science in vernacular languages?
Can an alien worldview like western science be taught in the vernacular or is it best conveyed in the languages of the culture that created it?
‘English wiped out local languages elsewhere, not in India’
Eighty-Five years after George A Grierson, a British administrator, conducted the first survey of languages in India, another such exercise has …
Assam’s lost and found languages
Linguistic survey helps some tribes rediscover their language; 55 languages spoken in the state
"Dialects are the avant-garde teams exploring new semantic possibilities"
Linguist GANESH DEVY has just published a new volume of a unique language survey that is based on geography and people's vernacular claims. He …
The loss of wisdom
A survey says India has lost a fifth of its languages in the past five decades. With the death of these languages we have also lost the keys to …
World Biodiversity Day: Why language should not be forgotten
Languages are a treasure trove of knowledge about a region’s flora, fauna and medicinal plants, say experts
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A language spoken by only 273
Pramod Kumar researches a language spoken by only 273 people in the Andaman islands. A PhD candidate at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, he …
Words are biotic
Is it a coincidence that areas of linguistic plurality are also areas of biodiversity?
Environment has been intrinsic to our oral traditions much before we developed writing. But it is only in the past decade or two that …