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OGMIOS Newsletter 3.06 (#30): Summer — 31 August 2006
ISSN 1471-0382
Editor: Christopher Moseley
Assistant Editors: Roger Blench, Joseph Blythe, Serena D'Agostino, Christopher Hadfield, Francis M Hult, Nicholas D. M. Ostler , Andrea Ritter

Contact the Editor at:
Christopher Moseley, 9 Westdene Crescent, Caversham Heights, Reading RG4 7HD, England
Published by: Foundation for Endangered Languages, Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath BA1 7AA, England

1. Editorial

2. Development of the Foundation
FEL X- Vital Voices
Some Issues for the Conference
The Conference Venue

3. Endangered Languages in the News
Changes proposed to Belarusian language
How the Irish Invented Slang: The Bunkum of Bunkum (for Dizzy Gillespie)
Jazz is an Irish invention
Australia leads in extinct languages
Carrier language class kicks off

4. Appeals, News and Views from Endangered Communities
Why Bhoti language should be included in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution
Threat to Chuvash Autonomy
Goodyear man saves the Zuni language from extinction: puts it in writing
Standing by their words: Ditidaht
Congress urged to save native languages
Phraselators for Cherokee
The 900-year reunion: separated by distance, united by language
Device may help preserve languages
Australia picks first Aboriginal-language movie as Oscars entry
The lost tongue of Provence
Salish, Kootenai keyboards coming to a school near you
Alternative Eurovision Song Contest
Breton: New school year marks small increase in numbers attending immersion and bilingual schools
V Mercator International Symposium on Minority Languages “Linguistic Rights as a Matter of Social Inclusion” 19 - 21 October 2006
Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Barcelona
Organizer: Mercator-Legislation, CIEMEN (Barcelona, Catalonia)
11th International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML 11), 5-6 July 2007
Noongar, Native Title, Linguistic Evidence: A Small Celebration before the Night

5. Allied Societies and Activities
ELDP Grants announcement

6. Letters to the Editor

7. Overheard on the Web
Akaka Introduces Legislation to Perpetuate Native American Languages
Language Retention Ignites Young Entrepreneurs Vision
Universities accused of killing African languages
Workshop Seeks Ways to Safeguard Endangered Nigerian Languages

8. Places to Go - On the Net and in the World
Peruvian Congress Website entirely in the Quechua language
AILA Language Policy Research Network
Symposium in Honor of Joshua A. Fishman's Eightieth Birthday
28th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum
E-MELD School of Best Practices in Digital Language Documentation
Native Languages of the Americas: Preserving and promoting American Indian languages
The Native American Language Center at the University of California, Davis
Virtual Livonia

9. Forthcoming Meetings
Pearl Beach Papuanists’ workshop: 27-29Oct 2006
Linguapax symposium, Tokyo, 7 Oct 2006
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, 20-21 Nov 2006 in Swansea, Wales
Mercator International Symposium on Minority Languages

10. Recent Publications
Anvita Abbi: Endangered Languages of the Andaman Islands