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Suzanne Talhouk:
Don't kill your language

TEDxBeirut · 14:12 · Filmed Dec 2012
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Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language
14:12 · Filmed December 2012 at TEDxBeirut · Subtitles available in 24 languages

More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But — what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it can express that no other language can. In Arabic with subtitles. (Filmed at TEDxBeirut.)

Poet and language advocate
Suzanne Talhouk is an advocate for the Arabic language as a tool of power, pride and unity. Full bio
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