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Recap of Native Language News Highlights

mathias | January 4, 2012

“Indian Country Today” published an article toward the end of 2011 recapping highlights in Native language news over the past year. SAIVUS reported on nearly all of them: • Ojibwe • Lakota • Squamish • Wampanoag • Cherokee • Inuktitut

Event: From Language Documentation to Revitalization

mathias | January 3, 2012

• Event: “From Language Documentation to Language Revitalization” • Sponsors: SSILA: Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, CELP: Committee on Endangered Languages • What: Role of Linguistics in endangered language revitalization, as opposed to documentation. Six case studies will be discussed, and the film “We Still Live Here – Âs [...]

New Champion for Wopanaak

mathias | September 20, 2011

After seeing a video on Jessie Little Doe Baird, Nitana Hicks (Mashpee Wampanoag) became motivated to help her tribe’s language: Wopanaak. Like Little Doe, Nitana Hicks is on route to receive an advanced degree in Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 2014. Currently 250 families are taking Wopanaak language classes and one seven-year-old [...]

Jessie Little Doe Baird Gives a Talk on Reviving Wampanoag

mathias | February 17, 2011

Meet, Native language linguistics legend and Jessie “Little Doe” Baird, if you haven’t heard of her already. She wrote grammar on Wampanoag (a centuries extinct dialect of the Algonquian, Massachusett-Wampanoag language) from a translation of the Bible and some other early missionary works – Jessie Little Doe Fermino. 2000. “An Introduction to Wampanoag Grammar,” Massachusetts [...]

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