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Language Healer

Watch: answer these questions: Given what you’ve seen in the film, what is lost when no one speaks a language? What do you think the significance of this is?   What historic roles have schools played regarding language and culture? What roles do you think schools should play and why?  How does technology impact the preservation of languages and what are its limitations?   Think about how Ogden and Richards’s Triangle of Meaning (which shows that meaning resides in people rather than words) relates to the film. How does this apply to the film’s ideas about the importance of preserving language?