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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 [...]

Navajo Code Talkers Honored, as well as the Navajo Language

mathias | June 6, 2011

Navajo code talking veterans Chee Willeto, Keith Little (president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association), and Bill Toledo were honored with medallions from Las Cruces official during a special Memorial Day ceremony. Wreaths were thrown in the Rio Grande for those who died, and flags were posted at the graves of many at Hillcrest Memorial [...]

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 [...]

Inupiaq Rosetta Stone Software

mathias | January 20, 2011

Shortly after finishing their Navajo Rosetta Stone software (and numerous software for Native languages in the past: Mohawk, Inuktitut, Chitimacha), Anchorage News reported the Rosetta Stone (Endangered Language Program) founded in 2004 is currently working on Inupiaq language learning software. Their strategy is to send people to record sound files, then a team of three [...]

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