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The proceedings of FEL V
The Foundation for Endangered Languages conference
Endangered Languages and the Media
Agadir, Morocco, 20-23 September 2001

ISBN 0-9538248-3-7, 131 pages. Price and availability details are at the bottom of the page.

Index of Authors
Index of Languages and Families
Chris Moseley, Nicholas Ostler, Hassan Ouzzate Prospect: Endangered Languages and the Media

Section 1 Setting the Scene: Our Place in the Media
George Jones Keynote Address: The state and the global marketplace in the provision of minority media services
Paul Lewis Local language media:what does it take?
Lachman Khubchandani Power of the media for the good of small languages: an Indian experience of enriching diversity

Section 2 How the State Caters for Language Minorities
Samira El Atia & Douglas Kibbee Language Protection & Cultural Policy in France
Brigitta Busch The virtual village square. Media in minority languages in the process of media diversification and globalisation: An example from Southern Carinthia (Austria)
Jilali Saib Maintenance & promotion of Berber: the role of the electronic media

Section 3 Self-Help: Grass-Roots Solutions for Small Languages
Thomas Sawallis Language in the Media Environment of the Florida Seminole
Elena Benedicto, Ely Frank, Pulinario Sebastián, Simón Avelino Indigenous Presence in the Nicaraguan Media: the Mayangna

Section 4 New Media: a Place for Small Languages in Cyberspace
Mohamed Ouakrim Promoting the maintenance of endangered languages through the Internet: the case of Tamazight
Erica McClure The role of language in the construction of ethnic identity on the Internet: the case of Assyrian activists in Diaspora
Onno Falkena Frisian all over the world: the unique experience of one year

Section 5 Open Forum: Some Briefer Thoughts
Tapani Salminen Television news bulletins in Forest Nenets
Joe Pfaffe & Susan Schulman Nyae Nyae Revisited - the “village Schools Project” in Northern Namibia
Annatjie Louw Is language shift to English imminent amongst young Afrikaans-speakers in Rehoboth Gebiet?
Helene E. Hagan Funding an “ethnic diversity” Public Access Television Program in the USA
José Flores Farfán The use of different media in reversing language shift: Nahua Illustrations
Mark L. Chamberlin & Heno Sarv Geographic Center for Interactive Interdisciplinary Information

Section 6 Cementing the Community: Media as Carriers of Minority Traditions
Bernard Hervieux The new vibrations of the traditional "teueikan"
Asunción Martínez Arbelaiz Basque in the media
Julia Lonergan & Patricia Small Tarahumara ritual spectacle in Noriahuachi: visual metaphor experienced through mass media

Section 7 Language in the Ether: Across Political Boundaries
Aurolyn Luykx Across the Andean Airwaves: Satellite radio broadcasting in Quechua
Abdallah El Mountassir Le sort de la langue berbŹre ą travers la déformation et la transformation du nom propre berbŹre
Helena Drysdale Silenced or liberated: Endangered languages in the European Union
Foundation for Endangered Languages: Manifesto

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