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Social-Media Booms in Ways Valuable to Native Language Revitalization

mathias | October 8, 2011

Phil Cash Cash (Cayuse, Nez Perce), who is very active on the ILAT: Indigenous Languages & Technology mailing list, was recently interviewed by RisingVoices giving a statement that social-media is influential in helping Native languages. He mentions he encountered one of the last 20-25 speakers of Nez Perce on Google Talk, and conversed with him [...]

Activists Turn ILAT: Indigenous Languages and Technology Mailing List into Their Political Soapbox

mathias | September 21, 2011

The mission statement of I.L.A.T. the Indigenous Languages and Technology mailing list is stated on their website as follows: Indigenous Languages and Technology (ILAT) discussion list is an open forum for community language specialists, linguists, scholars, and students to discuss issues relating to the uses of technology in language revitalization efforts. Recently, however, a couple [...]

Rosetta Stone Abandons Endangered Language Program

mathias | September 6, 2011

According a recent ILAT: Indigenous Languages and Technology email from Craig Spaulding, one of three members of Rosetta Stone’s Endangered Language Program – the others being Marion Bittinger, Daniel Hieber and a semester or summer intern – Rosetta Stone has no plans to take on endangered languages in the future, also pointing out their overly [...]

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