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February 13, 2014

Linguists Search for Forgotten Languages in Feature Film

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  • The Linguists film screening, Sunday, February 16, 2 p.m., The Cinema Center, 437 E Berry Street
  • Screening sponsored by the Three Rivers Language Center, an IPFW Center of Excellence
  • Following the film, viewers are invited to stay for Movie Talk with George Ironstrack of the Myaamia Center
  • Movie is free and open to the public

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—There are currently over 7,000 distinct languages spoken across the world. Countless languages have been lost in translation throughout the centuries. Join professors David Harrison and Gregory Anderson as they navigate the corners of the globe to research a few hidden and forgotten languages in their film The Linguists.

Three Rivers Language Center, one of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne's (IPFW's) Centers of Excellence, will present a free screening of the The Linguists, Sunday, February 16, at 2 p.m. at The Cinema Center, located at 437 E Berry Street.

The Linguists was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. After the movie, viewers are welcome to stay for Movie Talk, with George Ironstrack of the Myaamia Center.

For more information visit the film's website or contact Chad Thompson, director of the Three Rivers Languages Center and associate professor of linguistics, at