Consortium for Training in Language Documentation and Conservation
Thiago Chacon training speakers in the preservation and documentation of KubeoUpper Rio Negro, a borderlands region that joins Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela in the Northwestern Amazon rainforest has about 30 different ethnic groups that speak more than 20 different languages which belong to 4 different language families. Most of these languages are under threat of extinction. Although their languages differ, the indigenous groups all interact with each other in a large network of interrelated cosmologies, social organization, marriages, festivities, rituals, and commerce. Taken together, these people total 65,000 individuals. One of the languages under threat of extinction is Kubeo, spoken by the Kubeo people.
A report on the Fourth International 3L Summer School 2012: Endangered Languages – From Documentation to RevitalisationThe 4th 3L International Summer School was held from July 1, 2012 to July 13, 2012. Hosted by LED-TDR (Langues En Danger-Terrain Documentation Revitalisation), DDL and the ICAR CNRS laboratories, the Summer School was housed at the University Lyon2, in the beautiful city of Lyon in southern France. This was the fourth offering of the 3L Summer School, which is produced by a consortium of programs housed at the University of Lyon, the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
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Endangered Language Activists Bring the World to Kansas
"My grandmother chose not to teach me Kickapoo purposefully. She said, 'You don't need to know that' because her hair was washed with kerosene and her mouth was washed out with lye soap for speaking to her sister in our language. She didn't want that to happen to me," wept JoAnne Grandstaff. The Kickapoo language, a Native American language spoken in Kansas, is fighting for its survival, as are many endangered languages worldwide.
2012 Breath of Life WorkshopsTwo Breath of Life workshops will be held at Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Oklahoma and the University of Berkeley campus. The Breath of Life workshops are designed to train participants and equip them with techniques on language documentation and revitalization. Minority language speakers of a Native American Tribe or Nation that no longer have active first-language speakers in their community may participate in the Breath of Life workshops. The workshops are a great opportunity for language learning since a wide variety of topics will be covered. It is also an occasion to meet with other people and learn means to revive and document languages.
Less than a month from the federal budget, one of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Aboriginal affairs advisers has called for a doubling of the number of indigenous rangers working to protect almost 500 million hectares of land across the continent.
With foreign language skills increasingly important in a global economy, monolingual Britons risk being left behind Deficient language skills and the assumption that "everyone speaks English" are costing the UK economy around £48bn a year, or 3.5% of GDP, according to research by Professor James Foreman-Peck for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Poor language skills act ...
Report shows Indigenous people wait 50 days more for cataract surgery, but Fred Hollows Foundation say figures are 'deceptive' Indigenous Australians have to wait far longer than their non-Indigenous counterparts for surgery, according to a report released on Friday, but the true extent of the problem could be far greater than the official data reveals. While it takes 140 days for Indigenous ...
Psychologist and comics obsessive Neil Cohn believes cartoons have a sophisticated language all their own and a heritage that goes back to cave art. Here he breaks it down Neil Cohn's love of comic strips began in his family's attic. In one of his earliest memories, he recalls his dad climbing the stairs and pulling down a box of 1960s Batman and Superman books that he had stashed away from his ...
In the words of the Czech ethnographer Ferdinand Blumenttrit, Dr Jose Rizal was like a “rare comet, whose brilliance appears only every other century.” Fine words indeed for the Philippines’ preeminent Renaissance man, internationally renowned as a political scientist, historian, novelist, poet, sculptor, journalist, linguist and eye surgeon. Of ...
The government has talked about indigenisation, empowerment and so on. I am of the view that we should start the indigenisation battle with our language and culture. Who is indigenous and who is not? What is it that is indigenous about us? Our language is English.
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