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News from Native Languages of America

Osiyo, Aaniin, Hau Kola, and Hello!

Here at Native Languages of the Americas we have had a busy year, adding more than 200 pages of vocabulary, soundfiles, and other Indian language materials to our website ( We have also streamlined our projects to make it easier for the community to partici-pate in our work. Here are three ways you can join us in our work if you like:

1) We have improved our projects page,, to include a list of practical things you can do to help us with our mission of language preservation, from simply linking to our site all the way through making audio recordings of an elder relative. Please visit this page and see if there's anything you'd like to pitch in with! In particular, if we do not have a page about your own tribe or nation yet, and you'd like to help us change that, just e-mail us.

2) We have added a page for our submission guidelines (We still publish all Indian language materials submitted to us the same way we always have.)

3) And if there is any way that we can help with your community's language revival or preservation efforts, please let us know!

Have a great new year, and may all our nations prosper. Orrin, Laura, Pinny and Kate

Salish Language Papers Sought

We are putting together an MITWP on Less Familiar and Endangered Languages volume on Salish. We are interested in all aspect of linguistic inquiry (formal, functional, preservation efforts, etc.) regarding the Salish languages. We are also looking for contributions from the variety of language scholars conducting research/working with Salish languages.

Shannon T. Bischoff
Department of Linguistics, 1100 E. University Blvd, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA