David Harrison Interview on Colbert Report

On the 26 September broadcast of the Colbert Report (the “t” is silent), mock-conservative news reporter Stephen Colbert deadpans, telling his audience good riddance to half of the world’s languages. Click here (click “Watch Videos Now”) or go to the Comedy Central MotherLoad site and search for “Tongue Tied”.

He then interviews K. David Harrison, professor at Swarthmore College and Director of Research at the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, about endangered languages and Harrison’s new book When Languages Die.

Click here for interview (click “Watch Videos Now”) or go to the Comedy Central MotherLoad site and search for “Harrison”.

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One Response to “David Harrison Interview on Colbert Report”

  1. Patricia Louis Says:

    Hi there or should I say “HADIH”
    Soo in’t’oh
    Tube soo’ts’oh.
    mussi.
    I just loved that Tongue tied segment on The Colbert Report, our native languages teacher showed it to us,
    usually Colbert is not funny, a lot of times he is hilarious but to be funny in this reality is subjective. I went to residential school, the teachers and staff of these schools used corporal punishment to silence our native tongue.
    Well I am taking my language at a white instuition 35 years after another white institution took it away, honestly the irony is too much.

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