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Title:Phillipe Biu talks about whistling and the Occitan Whistling Language
The Antia Whistling Language: documenting language use and language activism
Contributor (interviewer):Abbie Hantgan
Contributor (recorder):Sophie Salffner
Contributor (researcher):Andrew Nevins
Contributor (speaker):Philippe Biu
Description:In this video recording, linguists Andrew Nevins and Abbie Hantgan and French whistler Phillipe Bui ask and talk about whistling, how he learned and how he whistles in different languages now. Phillipe also whistles in Greek and in the Béarnese dialect of Occitan, and other whistlers whistle back from the background.
The Antia Whistling Language is a Greek whistling language used by the people of Antia in southern Euboia, Greece, to communicate with one another in their mountainous village. The language is endangered because very few people still live in the remote village, and the language was not passed on to children outside the village. Members of the community have noticed this decline of language use and are now actively engaging in language maintenance. Together with whistlers of other languages, the Cultural Organisation of all Antia People organises international meetings, for example the First International Meeting for the Study and Preservation of Whistling Languages, Antia/Karystos, 23rd/24th Aug 2014. Whistlers also hold whistling classes in schools in neighbouring towns and islands to pass on the language to children.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1077482%23
Publisher:Sophie Salffner
Subject:French language
English language
Antia Whistling Language
French Whistling Language
Modern Greek (1453-) language
Subject (ISO639):fra


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1077482
DateStamp:  2018-08-02
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Citation: Philippe Biu (speaker); Andrew Nevins (researcher); Abbie Hantgan (interviewer); Sophie Salffner (recorder). 2014-08-23. Sophie Salffner.
Terms: area_Europe country_FR country_GB country_GR iso639_ell iso639_eng iso639_fra

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Country: FranceUnited KingdomGreece
Area: Europe

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