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Three-Day Symposium: People of Faith, Voices of Tradition

Germanic Heritage Languages among Christians and Jews

Event Details

Saturday, April 1, 2017
All day
Auditorium , Pyle Center
Of the ~7,000 languages spoken worldwide, more than half are likely to disappear by the turn of the century. In America, however, there are four minority languages, which are thriving. They are spoken in conservative Christian and Jewish religious communities: Pennsylvania Dutch, Mennonite Low German, Hutterite, and Yiddish. This symposium will bring together international scholars and native speakers to explore sociolinguistic aspects of the social-spiritual identities of these faith groups.
Free and open to the public