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A Breath of Life for Natchez, Osage, and Otoe

mathias | June 6, 2011

Natchez, a Muskogean language of Louisiana, has been sleeping since the last two fluent speakers, Watt Sam and Nancy Raven, died in the 1930s. Today, only 6 of 10,000 enrolled Natchez can speak it, now located in Oklahoma. Fortunately, Breath of Life, a joint project of the University of Texas, Arlington and the University of [...]

Cherokee Language Immersion Booming

mathias | March 25, 2011

Emily Steele, editor-in-chief Den News recently wrote a column about the endangered status of Cherokee, how she found out about language loss through watching The Linguists (2008), and how fortunate she is Apple is helping Cherokee. Although Cherokee has 12,000-22,000 speakers, which is pretty healthy for a Native language (though the Eastern dialects are severely [...]

Work as a Native Language Expert

mathias | March 24, 2011

Do you have any level degree in linguistics? Would you like to read articles on Native American languages all day for a job, in Norman, Oklahoma, around where the University of Oklahoma is, along with a huge Native population. Apply to work at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History as a curator in [...]

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