How to Revive a Fading Language

September 30, 2019



There are over 600 languages spoken in New York City. But Micropolis host Arun Venugopal wonders, which are disappearing? What happens when a language is down to its last few speakers? And how do we successfully revive an endangered language? After all, linguistic diversity is a big part of what makes New York — New York. 

With the help of the Endangered Language Alliance, we weave together a night of performances, audience participation and plenty of hearty conversation. You’ll learn phrases and hear music and stories in languages that New Yorkers are keeping alive and well in their own communities. Plus, the ELA debuts their brand new map tracking the existence of hundreds of languages being spoken across the city. 


Micropolis is part of The Greene Space’s ongoing NEXT New York Conversation series. Leadership support is provided by:

Hudson Square

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