Safeguarding the endangered Sanzhi Dargwa language

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Linguist Dr Diana Forker gave a lecture recently, about the unique grammatical features of the ‘Sanzhi Dargwa’ language at the Griffith School of Languages and Linguistics. The unique language is spoken by a handful of speakers and is in danger of dying out.

In this podcast, Diana discusses the unique history and language of the Sanzhi village, located in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia and the positive effect the process of charting the language has had on the community.

Dr Diana Forker gave a guest lecture to staff and PhD students of the School of Languages and Linguistics as part of their Research Seminar Series.You can find more information about upcoming lectures here.

If you’re interested in Diana’s work visit the Documenting Dargi website.