Foundation for Endangered Languages
# 1 1 May 1995
Editor: Nicholas D. M. Ostler
Table of Contents
1. Development of the Foundation 1
2. Appeals 3
3. Recent Meetings 4
4. Endangered Languages in the Media 6
5. Forthcoming Meetings 6
Iatiku is the mother goddess of the Acoma tribe of New Mexico, who caused people to speak different languages so that it would not be so easy for them to quarrel.
This issue of our Newsletter is very much a first stab, resulting from a request at the second meeting of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, held at Bristol University on 20 April. I urge all readers to send in interesting news items relevant to Linguistic Diversity and Language Endangerment, which may appear in future issues.
I feel that, to be worthy of its theme, Iatiku should also include controversy and readers’ letters; ideally, also, essays and all sorts of compositions in and about non-metropolitan languages, deepening our understanding of what their diversity can mean. For this, it will need the support of its readers.