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Languages in the news 2014

  • February 2014

    28 February Honduras launches online dictionary of Indigenous languages Global Voices

    28 February Indigenous Tweets #IDML14 Roundup by Kevin Scannell Rising Voices

    26 February Local tongues make empowered citizens by Shigeru Aoyagi The Asian Age

    26 February CIIL to document 500 endangered Indian languages Jagran Josh

    26 February Primary school textbooks in 8 languages launched Daily Star

    26 February ‘More than 400 Nigerian indigenous languages are endangered’ Vanguard

    26 February Nigerian languages are in danger - association cries out by Ugochukwu Onyeocha Daily Times

    25 February Sleeping language waking up thanks to Wampanoag reclamation project by Christina Rose Indian Country Today Media Network

    25 February Workshop on endangered tribal languages begins Times of India

    25 February Inuit language celebration underway in Nunavut, Canada by Eilís Quinn Alaska Dispatch

    25 February CIIL to document 500 endangered languages The Hindu

    24 February Boost for NSW Indigenous language learning by Darren Mara SBS

    24 February Guest opinion: Montanans must work to revitalise Native languages by Clara Caufield Billings Gazette

    24 February Mother tongue language plan flops by Ntando Makhubu and Kevin Lancaster IOL News

    23 February Dozen languages in Gujarat with only 500 speakers by Parth Shastri Times of India

    22 February Gondi script gets new lease of life Times of India

    22 February Language work brings reward by Jason Pan Taipei Times

    22 February Cherokee Nation celebrates Cherokee translators’ progress by Julie Hubbard Native Times

    22 February Burki language exposed to extinction The News

    22 February Mother tongue day: Save indigenous languages, promote diversity by Waqas Naeem Express Tribune

    21 February Top 10 things you need to know about endangered languages by Anna Luisa Daigneault Living Tongues

    21 February International Mother Language Day by Colleen Fitzgerald Native Times

    21 February Professor helms language preservation projects by Jamie Slater The Hoya

    21 February Initiative on to save indigenous languages by Mahbubur Rahman Khan Daily Star

    21 February Voices from the past: songs from dying languages by Saffron Howden Sydney Morning Herald

    21 February Indigenous communities demand legislation to protect mother tongues by Belinda Torres-Leclercq Santiago Times

    21 February Native History: Inaugural edition of ‘Cherokee Phoenix’ published by Alysa Landry Indian Country Today Media Network

    20 February The race to save endangered languages UBC News

    20 February Govt tasked on indigenous language policy The Herald

    20 February Anthropologist writes text in Native language for Indigenous Guatemalan town, helps to preserve history and culture by Mike Nace Bio News Texas

    20 February $2.6M for Indigenous Language Projects Pro Bono News

    20 February Researchers use music to preserve Aboriginal language by Danny Teece-Johnson SBS

    20 February Culture nest to ensure Gumbaynggir language isn’t lost Coffs Coast Advocate

    19 February We have our own talk by Joanna Eede Survival

    19 February Jacqueline Pata is Indian Country’s voice in D.C. by Maggie Dunne Daily Beast

    19 February Worth of words eKantipur

    19 February Call to teach indigenous languages in schools by Spencer Howson ABC Brisbane

    19 February Indigenous language project launch in Coffs Harbour by John Ross NBN News

    19 February Cultural ‘nests’ to help keep Aboriginal languages alive by Rick Morton The Australian

    19 February Aboriginal language project launched in Coffs Harbour ABC News

    18 February Bill making 20 Native languages official advances by Mike Coppock Peninsula Clarion

    18 February Noongar stories resonate across time by Heather Zubek The West Australian

    17 February Linguist shines light on endangered Indonesian languages by Linda B. Glaser Cornell Chronicle

    17 February International Mother Language Day by Tamim Sujat McGill Daily

    17 February Central Institute of Indian Languages to provide fillip to Birhors Avenue Mail

    17 February Mid-west group gets helping hand to preserve Indigenous language ABC Indigenous

    16 February The amazing endangered languages of Russia by Britt Peterson Boston Globe

    14 February The 1491s present Love Words from Turtle Island Indian Country Today Media Network

    14 February Indigenous languages: calls for protection by Jacqui Feros The Standard

    14 February Tatung man keeps Atayal culture alive with weekend class by Shih Chih-ju and Jake Chung Taipei Times

    14 February Aboriginal languages and stories to be preserved in recordings by Ebonnie Spriggs ABC

    13 February Noongar ‘Wikipedia’ helps preserve language by Katrin Long ABC Indigenous

    12 February Historic course for CSU by Stephanie Muir The Leader

    12 February Te Reo strategy should focus on tribal dialects - tribe Radio New Zealand

    11 February Funding to preserve Indigenous language PS News

    11 February New media to throw a lifeline to an ancient language UWA News

    9 February Death of a language Daily Star

    7 February Last known native speaker of tribal Klallam language Hazel Sampson dies aged 103 by Tim Walker The Independent

    6 February Klallam woman who was last to speak tribal language from birth dies at 103 The Oregonian

    3 February Consultation on proposed Maori Language Strategy Voxy

    3 February Call for compensation over 'stolen' Indigenous languages by Tara Callinan NITV

    3 February Native language spotlighted during Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad Indian Country Today Media Network

    1 February Paiute elder rescues language near extinction by Ed Vogel Review Journal

  • January 2014

    30 January Helping tribal youth to connect with peers New Indian Express

    30 January Indigenous African language class sates curiosity for free by Erin Serpico The Diamondback

    29 January UA, Google creating digital maps to help preserve cultural heritage of Russian community by Yara Askar UA News

    29 January Varsity teachers want local languages used in schools PM News

    27 January New degree offered Radio New Zealand

    26 January New program pairs elders, students in hope of restoring Tlingit language by Laurel Andrews Alaska Dispatch

    26 January US linguists' web map preserves China's dialects by Lu Feiran CCTV

    25 January North Idaho College offers instruction in Coeur d'Alene language by Becky Kramer Spokesman-Review

    24 January tu’uk aa mäjtsk aa: a few words in Mixe Endangered Language Alliance

    23 January Language can never be preserved with force, says Akademi awardee Times of India

    23 January Tester, Johnson, Begich and Schatz introduce Native languages bill Char-Koosta News

    22 January Despite limited resources, indigenous-language programs persevere in B.C. by Stephanie Wood

    22 January UGC sanctions centre for preserving endangered languages Business Standard

    21 January Indigenous educators learn from Hawaiian language renewal University of Hawai'i News

    21 January Aboriginal words worth remembering by Ailsa Piper Eureka Street

    21 January Smithsonian archives preserve lost and dying languages Washington Post

    20 January Zimbabwe: SOS for literature in Indigenous languages by Stanely Mushava All Africa

    20 January Students get an immersion in an endangered language, and their heritage, at the Yiddish Farm by Justin Rocket Silverman NY Daily News

    19 January The beauty of language by Kerry Benjoe The Star Phoenix

    17 January Senators fight to preserve tribal cultures through Native languages by Sen. Tim Johnson Indian Country Today Media Network

    17 January Bill would reward schools that teach all curriculum in Native American languages by Bridget Johnson PJ Media

    16 January Documenting the Desano indigenous language of Brazil and Colombia by Susan Bell Phys.Org

    16 January Tester, in line to be SCIA chair, to introduce Indian School Language Bill by Rob Capriccioso Indian Country Today Media Network

    16 January Promoting the beauty of traditional languages (with video) Leader-Post

    15 January Taiwan visit plants seed for creative collaboration by Joe Dawson Auckland Now

    15 January The endangered Osage language gets a unicode-friendly alphabet by Brian Martucci The Line

    15 January UAA offers Alaska Native words of welcome Anchorage Daily News

    13 January Using language as instrument of national identity by Obike Ukoh Nigerian Observer

    13 January Opening held for college of Hawaiian language building by Dave Smith Big Island Now

    10 January Living Indigenous languages by Allison Worrall Right Now

    9 January Lawmakers propose adding Alaska Native languages to list of official tongues by Alex DeMarban Alaska Dispatch

    9 January Regional languages to be included in Balochistan curriculum by Syed Ali Shah Dawn

    9 January Dollars thwarted Hawke language policy by Bernard Lane The Australian

    9 January In Chiapas, Mayans get Mass, sacraments in two of their languages Catholic Sentinel

    8 January The Endangered Alphabets Project finds partners around the world by Ethan de Seife Seven Days

    8 January Researcher documents indigenous language in danger of extinction by Susan Bell

    7 January Pope Francis approves Mayan mass, opens up liturgy in Indigenous languages Tzotzil and Tzeltal Huffington Post

    7 January Cherokee language added to Microsoft Office Web Apps Cherokee Nation

    7 January Conference looks to revitalise Dene language by Frank Peebles The Prince George Citizen

    5 January Great shame of language News 24

    3 January Last monolingual Chickasaw citizen walks on at 93 Indian Country Today Media Network

    3 January Bilingual Indians preserve native languages: Experts by Jackson Jose Deccan Chronicle

    2 January How language seems to shape one's view of the world by Alan Yu North Country Public Radio

    2 January UBC Linguistics initiative helps preserve endangered languages by April van Ert Arts Wire

    1 January A Mexican Coachella gives new meaning to 'roots rock' by Richard Fausset LA Times