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Save the Mingrelian Language!

There are clear expectations in many cultures to marry somebody from their own group, and not living up to these expectations will at least cause a loss in reputation. This is nicely displayed in the movie Late Marriage by Dover Kosashvili, humorously depicting a young Georgian Jew in Israel whose parents want him to marry the “right” woman (the movie features extensive dialogues in Judeao-Georgian, another endangered language). Why are these sanctions imposed on people who want to marry an “outsider”? There is a simple answer to that question: without t...
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Guest — Timothy Blauvelt
This is our recent article using the Matched-Guise experimental methodology to assess attitudes towards spoken Georgian with Mingr... Read More
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Christofer Berglund and Timothy Blauvelt have recently published a little research piece about this very subject, comfirming the m... Read More
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Martin, memetics is applied to all kinds of ideas, be them related to values or not. Indeed, from a memetic point of view, the act... Read More
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