SUNY Talk on How New York and Russian Indigenous Basilects Aren’t “Cool Enough”

mathias | April 24, 2011

On April 12th a talk on indigenous cultures and languages of Russia and in Western New York was held at Fredonia’s Dialogues on Diversity by SUNY, moderated by Cheryl John (director of the Native American Western Consortium). In Russia and North America, young indigenous people are performing the age old tradition of preferring acrolects (prestigious [...]

New Onondaga Texts Discovered and Pre-Columbian Petroglyphs Explored

mathias | February 10, 2011

Under a 100k National Endowment for the Humanities grant, professor of German and Humanities Katie Faull from Bucknell University (PA) was translating old diaries written in Moravian (Czeck) when she came across letters written in the Onondaga (Iroquois) language, which has around 65-115 remaining speakers, but most use it ceremonially. She gave the current chief [...]

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