SOAS events http://www.soas.ac.uk/news Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:34:14 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 http://www.soas.ac.uk/assets/footer_logo.png SOAS logo http://www.soas.ac.uk Tibet's minority languages: mapping Tibet's linguistic diversity and its contemporary transformation http://www.soas.ac.uk/cia/tibetanstudies/events/outreach/07may2015-tibets-minority-languages-mapping-tibets-linguistic-diversity-and-its-contemporary-transfo.html

Date: 7 May 2015 06:30pm

Finishes:7 May 2015 08:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: G51

This talk will focus on Tibet's non-Tibetan minority languages. In addition to providing basic information about these languages, the talk examines the complex sociolinguistic context faced by their speakers as enclaves within larger Tibetan communities, inside the Chinese state, in an interconnected and globalized world. These languages are subject to several unexpected sociolinguistic trends. Some languages are thriving, while others are likely to disappear in the near future.

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