February 9, 2013

Endangered Indigenous Languages in the News

Several news articles lately have featured efforts to revitalize endangered indigenous languages. Here are some of them:

Can the digital age save the Cherokee language? The halls of Facebook, Google and texting - http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/9653-can-the-digital-age-save-the-cherokee-language?-the-halls-of-facebook-google-and-texting

Manx: Bringing a language back from the dead - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21242667

Smartphone app aimed at aiding Mohawk language growth - http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20130203/NEWS05/702039837

Learning More Than a Language: Intensive Kanien’kéha Course a Powerful Link for Mohawk Community - http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/3962

Lakota Language Nest, An Immersion School: Reviving A Language On The Knife’s Edge Of Extinction - http://ndhumanities.blogspot.com/2013/01/racing-to-save-language.html?spref=tw

Native language learns to talk tech: Language of Shuswap Nation has promising future thanks to modern technology - http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20130204/KAMLOOPS0101/130209941/-1/kamloops01/native-language-learns-to-talk-tech

With Casino Revenues, Tribes Push to Preserve Languages, and Cultures - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/us/chukchansi-tribe-in-california-pushes-to-preserve-language.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3

Reviving the Yurok language - http://framework.latimes.com/2013/02/06/yurok-language/#/0

Morris Receives Language Revitalization Grant from Minnesota Indian Affairs Council - http://www.morris.umn.edu/newsevents/view.php?itemID=12469

Students, teachers, parents rally for Hawaiian language tests - http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130129_Students_teachers_parents_rally_for_Hawaiian_language_tests.html?id=188913641

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