Author Archives: jramompichel

About jramompichel

I'm a computer engineer interested in the survival of Endangered Languages. Twenty years ago I created together with a group of friends a company called imaxin|software in order to develop projects in Natural Language Processing mostly for Portuguese (Galiza, Portugal, Brazil) , Spanish and English and Educational Multimedia Videogames. I'm also interested in Music, Social Innovation, worldwide cultures and travelling.

Travel among Endangered Languages in Europe: Griko dialect (III)

Finally, we met two very interesting guys who joined us specifically to speak about the issues around Griko Language. One of them, who is a paeditric, belongs to the only family left in Bova Marina whose younger members still speak … Continue reading

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Travel among Endangered Languages in Europe: Griko dialect (II)

This Calabrian Griko language is spoken in nine villages of the Calabria Region: Bova Superiore, Roghudi, Gallicianò, Chorìo di Roghudi and Bova Marina, as well as four districts in the city of Reggio Calabria, but its population is significantly smaller, supposedly around … Continue reading

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Travel among Endangered Languages in Europe: Griko dialect (I)

A couple of years ago we visited the Italian region of Calabria and Salento in Italy. We were looking for an endangered language called Griko dialect which is spoken in this part of Italy. There are two different hypothesis that … Continue reading

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People worried about Endangered Languages

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How many Endangered Languages are there in Europe?

Quite a few, actually. This is a completely unknown and ignored treasure. If theses languages disapear, old traditions and knowledge of the world will also go away with them. For this reason, it’s important to join Human Language Technologies (spell-checkers, … Continue reading

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Why should endangered languages be saved?

“Language is the dress of thought,” Samuel Johnson once said. About 6,000 different languages are spoken around the world. But the Foundation for Endangered Languages estimates that between 500 and 1,000 of those are spoken by only a handful of … Continue reading

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Endangered Languages world wide

Here you can see a map of Endangered Languages world wide: http://www.unesco.org/culture/languages-atlas/

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