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Native Language Virtual Reality Soon to Be a Reality

mathias | March 14, 2011

In 2006, a few Cherokee words could be heard in the game Prey, where users played a young Cherokee mechanic named Tommy who lived on an Oklahoma reservation with his wise elder grandfather Enisi. However, the game was mostly in English (being marketed to all audiences) and far from historically accurate (for instance, claiming the [...]

Alutiiq Living Words Project a Success

mathias | February 3, 2011

As Rosetta Stone works on North Slope Alaskan languages, the NSF DEL (National Science Foundation’s Documenting Endangered Languages program) has been funding the Alutiiq Museum program Alutiiq Living Words since 2007. The project is archiving recordings from elder speakers and pairing elder speakers with semi-fluent speakers to bring them up to speed. Initiatives include a [...]

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