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OGMIOS Newsletter 2.10 (#22) : Autumn — 30 November 2003
ISSN 1471-0382 Editor: Nicholas D. M. Ostler

Published by:
Foundation for Endangered Languages,
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Guest Editorial
Nigel Crawhall, South Africa: Report on the 2003 Conference: Maintaining the Links

2. Development of the Foundation
Call for Applications for FEL Grants 2004
Form for Submissions
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at the Mangrove Hotel, Broome, Western Australia, on Tuesday 23 September 2003 at 11.30 a.m.
President’s Report: What is FEL Doing?
Treasurer’s Report 2003
Motions Passed at the AGM
Motion 1: On Place-Names in Commonwealth Countries
Motion 2: On Questions in the Australian Cenus

3. Language Endangerment in the News
Lost for words, and in the silence a world disappears: Conference Coverage in The Australia
Words are not enough
Most endangered languages
Unesco Adopts International Convention to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage
Modelling the Dynamics of Language Death, in Nature
A Loss for Words: article in Foreign Policy Nov-Dec 2003
Near-Extinct 'Whistling Language' Returns

4. Appeals, News and Views from Endangered Communities
Non à l'enseignement glossocide de tamazight ! - Déclaration de la Confédération de Tada

5. Allied Societies and Activities
MITILI (MIT Indigenous Language Initiative) Advisory Conference
President’s Travels
Latest Grants from the Endangered Language Fund

6. Reports on Field Research
An unreported African sign language in Northeast Nigeria: Roger Blench and Victoria Nyst

7. Overheard on the Web
Message from the President of Mexican PEN: "Cultural Diversity and Freedom of Expression"

8. Places to Go, on the Web and in the World
SIL Peru
Aymara-English textbook on-line

9. Forthcoming Meetings
Interfaces in Language Documentation. Frankfurt, 4-5 Sept. 2004
Intensive Nahuatl Course (Yale U, June-July, 2004)
CILLDI 2004 (U Alberta, 5-23 July 2004)

10. Publications of Interest
*Upper Chehalis Dictionary. M. Dale Kinkade
*Thompson River Salish Dictionary. Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson.
*Hualapai Reference Grammar (Revised and Expanded). ed. Lucille J. Watahomigie et al.
*Transcending Monolingualism: Linguistic Revitalisation in Education. ed. Leena Huss, Antoinette Camilleri Grima, Kendall A. King.
*Language Revitalisation: Processes and Prospects. Quichua in the Ecuadorian Andes. Kendall A. King.
*Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary. Cliff Goddard.
*Fighting language endangerment: community directed research on Sm’algyax (Coast Tsimshian). Tonya Stebbins
In the Last Days of Living Latin: Twilight Linguistics (Monegasque). David Leedom Shaul
Bernard Cerquiglini: Les Langues de France
Central Tagbanwa: A Philippine language on the brink of extinction. Robert A. Scebold
Nurturing Native Languages. Ed. Jon Reyhner, Octaviana Trujillo, Roberto Carrasco and Louise Lockard
Language, Politics and Social Interaction in an Inuit Community. Donna Patrick

11. Reviews
Language Rights and Political Theory (ed. Will Kymlicka, Alan Patten) - Review Article by Scott Martens
I. Language Rights and Political Theory: Contexts, Issues and Approaches
II. Language Rights: Exploring the competing rationales
III. A Liberal Democratic approach to Language Justice
IV. Accommodation Rights for Hispanics in the United States
V. Misconceiving Minority Language Rights: Implications for Liberalism
VI. Linguistic Justice
VII. Diversity as a paradigm, analytical device and policy goal
VIII. Global Linguistic Diversity, Public Goods, and the Principle of Fairness
IX. Language Death and Liberal Politics
X. Language Rights, Literacy and the Modern State
XI. The Antinomy of Language Policy
XII. Beyond Personality: The Territorial and Personality Principles of Language Policy
XIII. What kind of bilingualism?

Joe Blythe, Broome 2003 Conference Chair Once ordained as Australia’s first Aboriginal Catholic priest, and also an inspirer of Bruce Chatwin’s The Song Lines, Pat Dodson has since been Director of the Central Land Council in Alice Springs, and a Royal Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. His biography Paddy’s Road, by Kevin Keeffe, happened to be published in the same month as our conference: ISBN 0855754486, from the Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS.

Pat Dodson Former Chair of Australia’s Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, and a Yawuru man (born in Broome), Pat gave the Keynote address at this year’s Broome conference.