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OGMIOS Newsletter 2.9 (#21) : Summer - 31 July 2003

1. Editorial

2. Development of the Foundation
Announcing the 2003 AGM
FEL grants in 2003
FEL VII Conference: "Maintaining the Links: Language, Identity and the Land" Broome, Western Australia, Sept 22nd - 24th 2003

3. Language Endangerment in the News
Endangered Languages in Nature
Keys to Wisdom

4. Appeals, News and Views from Endangered Communities
Letter-Writing Campaign to Help West Papuan Refugees
Request for finance: Land for the Agta on San-Ildefonso Peninsula
SPIRIT WALK: A Race Against Time - 1700 Mile Walk to Raise Awareness and Funding for the Preservation of Lakota Language and Culture
Amazon nomads celebrate land victory: Triumph for Brazil's last hunter-gatherers after 20-year Survival campaign
Bushmen Against Botswana
Scottish 'monolingual mindset' exposed in Gaelic name case
Innovative use of technology may assist endangered languages
Manifesto on Behalf of Cultural Diversity
EBLUL broadly welcomes new Draft Constitution, with some reservations
Lithuania/Ukraine: Karaims Struggle to Maintain their Language and Culture

5. Support Activities
UNESCO Program "Safeguarding of Endangered Languages" (Intangible Cultural Heritage Section, UNESCO)
Information on the 10th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference
Rausing Endangered Language Documentation Programme - First Year Outcome and Invitation for Second Year: Initial Deadline - 8 August 2003
Alice Cozzi Heritage Language Foundation: Awards for 2003

6. Research Activities - Four Papers by Roger Blench on Nigerian Languages
Endangered music / endangered language: the problem of what we study
Nincut: an isolated Berom language
'We have our own small one inside': hidden languages of the Ngasic group
A note on Ochichi

7. Overheard on the Web
A Diyalekt Mit an Armey
How Big is the Lexicon of an Unwritten Language?

8. Places to Go, on the Web and in the World
Return of Endangered Languages List
PARADISEC (Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures)
Announcing the Encyclopaedia project of Saami Culture
New Courses in Corpus Linguistics and Lexicography
The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America
Digital archive for languages of the Pacific and South-East Asian region.
Metis News
Two new websites: Minority Languages of Europe and Lesser Turki
Sorbian Cultural Information
The Resources for Endangered Languages web site
Central-Eurasia-L (formerly CentralAsia-L)
Valencianlanguage.com
Frontier Language Institute

9. Forthcoming Conferences
July 28-August 14, 2003. The 4th Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI)
August 13-15, 2003. The 38th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages
September 7-10, 2003. A panel on "Language Contact with Chinese in Minority Languages in China"
October 2-5, 2003. The annual conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
October 9-12, 2003. The 2003 International Colloquium for Vernacular, Hispanic, Historical, American and Folklore Studies
October 10-12, 2003. The 18th California Indian Conference
October 23-25, 2003. El primer Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinamérica (CILLA I)
November 7-9, 2003. "The Unifying aspects of Cultures" Vienna (Austria): section "Standard Variations and Conceptions of Language in Various Language Cultures"
November 19-23, 2003. Endangered Languages at the 2003 meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
January 8-11, 2004. 2003-2004 Annual Meeting of SSILA (Society for the study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas)
April 15-17, 2004. LAVIS III, Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

10. Reviews of Publications
Bradley, David and Maya, ed.: Language Endangerment and Language Maintenance

11. Other Publications of Interest
Evolution Publishing: A Vocabulary of Wyandot by John Johnston, Benjamin Smith Barton, et al.
English-Only Europe? Challenging Language Policy, by Robert Phillipson.
Pazih Texts and Songs
Peru. El Diamante. Indigenous Peruvian Music
Observations on the Mahican Language - Jonathan Edwards, 1788
Karen Davis: A grammar of the Hoava language, Western Solomons
Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities: Leila Monaghan, Constanze Schmaling, Karen Nakamura, and Graham H. Turner, Editors

12. ...and Finally:
Big Languages Look Out for Each Other