By Gil Cohen
How does one revitalize a language? Does one administer CPR to it? Do they blow air into the lungs of a language? Why would anyone want to do it, anyway? Language is a means of communicating ideas in your head to the person you’re talking with, right? If so, shouldn’t it be enough if people can speak the same language? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. As you may have read in my last piece (December issue, Methods of Teaching Languages in Class), sometimes people who immigrate to a new country speak different languages, and you need to have a common language which is one of the reasons Hebrew has been revitalized.