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FEL XIII: Endangered Languages and History By Nicholas Ostler & Hakim Elnazarov
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Proceedings of a conference (held in Khorog, Tajikistan on 24-6 September, 2009) discussing historical aspects of endangered languages. Contains research articles mostly in English, but also in... More > Russian, Tajik and Dari Persian.< Less
FEL XIX: The Music of Endangered Languages By Nicholas Ostler & Brenda W. Lintinger
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This is the proceedings of the 19th conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, devoted to music and song, and their benefits to language traditions, and held on 7-9 October 2015 in New... More > Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It contains 30 articles on various languages world wide. 3 major themes are: how music and song act as vehicles to support language traditions; how music and song are in themselves a form of celebration; and how modern - often global - musical styles may be enlisted to make endangered languages more attractive and accessible to new generations.< Less
Endangered Species By Cynthia Bruckman
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From the first shining interweaving lines honoring her two grandfathers, to the final tender encounter with a city locksmith, Cynthia Bruckman’s sparkling poems are acts of connectedness: ... More > between the generations and the sexes, with childhood and neighbors, with the wild kingdom. Serious or whimsical, urban and bright, Bruckman tells us that, finally, it is we who are the “endangered species,” and that it is a “miracle” that we find each other. “I do adore the dance” she says, as she bids us to rise and dance with her. -Pat Fargnoli< Less
FEL XII: Endangered Languages & Language Learning By Nicholas Ostler et al.
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Proceedings of the twelfth conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, 24-27 September 2008, in Ljouwert (Leeuwarden), Netherlands. Papers were oriented towards methods for teaching and... More > learning languages.< Less
FEL XVII: Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries By Mary Jane Norris
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Proceedings of the seventeenth conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, held at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on 2-4 October 2013. The papers are entitled "Endangered... More > Languages Beyond Boundaries" or "Langues en péril au-delà des frontières", and concern Community Connections, Collaborative Approaches and Cross-Disciplinary Research. The 37 papers cover languages in every continent of the world, with 18 specifically about languages in Canada.< Less
The Tuscarora Language By Chief Elton Greene
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Contains a list of over 300 vocabulary items in the Tuscarora language. Text version available at: Chief Elton Greene, born 1889, was Sachem of the... More > Sand Turtle Clan, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Sanborn, New York. A tape recording of the vocabulary was deposited with the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. ITEM#4062< Less
Language is the Truth By Efis Livingtongue
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Manuel, a Sardinian long-time expat and a tireless language lover,embarks himself in an enlightening mission to learn and rescue the endangered autochthonous tongue of his island, a place full of... More > both natural wonders and social issues. Language is the Truth is a book that will increase your interest for the vast and amazing world of languages, where each tongue plays an essential role for the spiritual, social and economic development of our planet thanks to the help that these priceless tools give us to understand ourselves and the others better as well as allowing us to preserve human diversity and freedom. A special and interesting feature of this book consists in the presence of many short dialogues held in different languages such as Sardinian, Catalan, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian followed by the English translation. < Less
Volume 3998, List of events named pogrom --- List of extinct and endangered species of Lithuania By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 3998, List of events named pogrom---List of extinct and endangered species of Lithuania Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge... More > and a poetic gesture towards the inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
FEL XIV: Reversing Language Shift By Nicholas Ostler & Hywel Glyn Lewis
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The Proceedings of the 14th conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (held 13-15 September 2010 in Carmarthen, South Wales). The topic is how languages may be returned to a flourishing... More > state from comparative decline. It contains 22 papers from all over the world.< Less
Minority Language in Today's Global Society By Trace Foundation
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The fragility of minority languages is becoming apparent in a globalizing world. Linguists, civil society organizations, local communities, governments and supranational organizations are advocating... More > for maintaining and reviving endangered languages to preserve the world’s cultural heritage and indigenous peoples’ cultures and identities. This publication, the first of a two-volume set entitled Minority Language in Today’s Global Society, is intended as a small contribution to this effort, and examines issues concerning the status of minority languages with a special focus on the Tibetan language and its dialects. The legal issues and policy framework surrounding minority language use, as well as strategies for language revitalization, are also addressed. This work is part of Dendzom, a publication series by Trace Foundation, which supports the continuity and development of Tibetan culture, language and places, improving lives and strengthening communities on the Tibetan plateau.< Less

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