Sunday, 1 February 2015

language and life

Arthur Haines talks about how the language we speak shapes our experience of life.

The wild experience vs. the civilized experience
The language of imperialism
How Arthur became interested in learning an indigenous language
Language shapes how we think
Loss of language diversity
The narrow aperture of the English language
English is a language of war
Indigenous languages integrate verbs into the landscape
Freedom of mind
Religion and language
Language of a fluid worldview
Experiencing life as verbs and not as nouns
"Spending time"
Future of the Passamaquoddy language
How Arthur integrates Passamaquoddy into his lifestyle
Exploring languages indigenous to your area
Indigenous language reveals water as medicine

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