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OGMIOS Newsletter 2.6 (#18) : Winter — 31 January 2002 ISSN 1471-0382 Editor: Nicholas D. M. Ostler

1. Endangered Languages - Lost Worlds 3

2. Development of the Foundation 5
FEL's Fifth Conference, Agadir Morocco, 20-23 September 2001 5
President's Report on the Year to August 2001 5
Report on Our Final Event: Banquet in Azzimim 6
A New Committee 8

3. Language Endangerment in the News 8
Daniel Nettle & Suzanne Romaine's book on Language Endangerment, Vanishing Voices, has won the 2001 book prize from the British Association for Applied Linguistics 8
E-MELD Project on Electronic Archive of Endangered Languages is Picked Up by US Chronicle of Higher Education 8
Forthcoming Programme on BBC Radio 3 8

4. Appeals, News and Views from Endangered Communities 8
Struggle For Rajasthani 8
Stranger than Fiction: You Can be Arrested for Distributing Materials on Lesser Used Languages in Greece (report in French) 9
Manx Gaelic Unit - Official Opening At Ballacottier Primary School, 12th Nov 2001 9
Call for Papers on Endangered Languages of South Asia 10

5. Allied Societies and Activities 10
The Fund of the Four Directions 10
Free electronic journal subscriptions offered to developing countries 11
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages - First Results of the Monitoring Mechanism 11
ELF Awards 10 Grants in 2001 11
Request for Proposals, 2002: Endangered Language Fund 12
EBLUL sets promotion of linguistic diversity as a main priority for EU in 2004 13

6. Reports on Meetings 13
First International Meeting of the Working Group on Indigenous Languages of Brazil 13
Skutnabb-Kangas and Phillipson take the message to Kathmandu 14
Resolution of the International Scientific Conference “Language And Culture” (Moscow, 14-17 September 2001) 14

7. Overheard on the Web 15
How does Gender affect Language Retention? 15
Literature and Endangerment: Guernsey Norman French 16
Articles on small languages and communities 16
Indigenous language policy in Russia and elsewhere 16

8. Places to Go, on the Web and in the World 16
Information on Romani Language 16
Resources for Endangered Languages 17
Minoritarian languages of Europe (in Russian only) 17
Access to Valencian 17
Scottish language planning 17
Languages in Southern Africa: LASU 18
Anyone for Selkup? 18
Language Museum 18
WEB-OF-WORDS: a web site dedicated to the linguistic diversity of the European Union 18
Navajo children's literature 18

9. Forthcoming Meetings 19
Linguapax: World Congress on Language Policies Barcelona, April 16-20, 2002 19
LREC 2002 Workshop on Resources and Tools in Field Linguistics: 26-27 May 2002, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain 20
LREC 2002 Workshop on Portability Issues in Human Language Technologies: 1 June 2002, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain 20
9th annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium,Montana State Univ. Conf. Center, Bozeman MN, USA: Jun 9-11 2002. 21
Language Awareness: ALA 2002, Umeå University, Sweden, 1-3 July 2002. 21
ARCLING II: Archaeology and Linguistics of Australia: National Museum of Australia and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies: Canberra, 1-4 October 2002 21

10. Book Reviews 22
Chris Moseley on Hinton & Hale: The Green Book 22
Nicholas Ostler on Drysdale: Mother Tongues 22

11. New Publications 23
Proposed Multilingualism in Canada 23
Richard W. Cummings' Vocabulary of Shawnee, 1851 23
A Vocabulary of Seneca: Taken from Gallatin's "Synopsis of the Indian Tribes" Anonymous, 1836 23
The Tutelo Language - Horatio Hale, 1883 23
"Languages and institutions in the European Union" by Manuel Alcaraz Ramos, Mercator Working Paper nº5 23
Native American Languages: Aymara by Martha Hardman 23

12. Valedictory 24
Professor Otto Nekitel 24
Professor Kenneth Hale 24
Professor Stephen Wurm 24
Professor Jingwen Zhong 25

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