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Yup’ik and Inupiaq Healthy, but Other Alaskan Languages Need More Help

mathias | July 12, 2011

Many Alaskan languages have lots of help, from immersion schools and college degree programs for Yup’ik, to the University of Fairbanks’ Alaska Native Language Center and Alaska Native Language Archive with their recently updated map of Alaskan languages (with Native place names), to Guillaume Leduey and his work with Eyak. Professionals there, like associate professor [...]

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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