Foreigncy

Preserving An Endangered Language - Aramaic

February 17, 2019 Episode 14
Foreigncy
Preserving An Endangered Language - Aramaic
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Foreigncy
Preserving An Endangered Language - Aramaic
Feb 17, 2019 Episode 14
Foreigncy / Geoffrey Khan
A discussion with Professor Geoffrey Khan on his efforts to document the last speakers of Aramaic around the world
Show Notes

In this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Geoffrey Khan, who is the Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge.

Over the last few years, Professor Khan has been working to document the last native speakers of Neo-Aramaic around the world as the language inches toward extinction.

In our talk we discuss the history of Aramaic, his efforts to document its last speakers, and the historical and cultural importance and impact of preserving this language.