Indigenous languages: what do they tell us?


About the research

Did you know that there are about 7,000 languages in the world? And that more than 2,600 of these languages are in danger of extinction? With every language that disappears, we lose a unique part of the rich diversity that exists in human languages. Dana Louagie (KU Leuven) studies this diversity. Because by understanding each other's languages better, we also understand each other better.

Thanks to Eva Schultze-Berndt for providing the Jaminjung example

Dana Louagie
FWO - KU Leuven

Dana Louagie is a linguist. She has always been fascinated by languages: at home, she spoke a West-Flemish dialect, but her teachers spoke Dutch, and friends of the family English. Latin classes further sparked her curiosity. As a researcher, she specializes in linguistic typology, a domain that studies diversity in languages. Her research focuses on nominal structures in Australian Aboriginal languages.

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