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OGMIOS Newsletter 3.07 (#31): Winter — 31 January 2007 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


2. Development of the Foundation
FEL versus matsya-nyaya, the ‘fish-logic’ of language survival in the raw: FEL X Conference Report
Meet the FEL Committee members
FEL Grant Recipients report on their work
Bidisha Som, Great Andamanese language (Andaman Islands, India)

3. Endangered Languages in the News
Maori: The changing tide of Te Reo
Uganda to teach in local languages
UK set to continue excluding Cornish from FCNM
Unity in Diversity? European Parliament rejects Bernat Joan’s Report proposals
Leanne Hinton wins Lannan award for Cultural Freedom
Researching American Indian rhetoric
President ponders alphabet change in Kazakhstan
Native language lives on in woman: Vi Hilbert of the Upper Skagit tribe stubbornly aims to keep Lushootseed alive.
Saving Serrano
Bolivian Government Support of Indigenous Languages Meets Resistance

4. Appeals, News and Views from Endangered Communities
!Khwa ttu cultural centre launched in Western Cape, South Africa
First Jaqaru language course completed in Peru

5. Allied Societies and Activities
Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project launches OREL Online

6. Book Reviews
Daniel Abondolo (ed.), The Uralic Languages.
E.M.Rickerson & Barry Hilton (ed.), The 5 Minute Linguist: Bite-sized essays on language and languages.

7. Letters to the Editor
From Juris Cibuls, Latvia, by e-mail:

8. Overheard on the Web
Mapuche is ours, not yours
Sovereignty over languages and land
Who Owns Language?

9. Forthcoming Meetings
Babel in reverse? Language ideology in the 21st century, 20-22 Feb 2007, Catholic Academy Wolfsburg / Mülheim
Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, 13-15 April 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Ethnicity in Europe: Sociopolitical and Cultural Processes” 24 – 26 May 2007 Rezekne, Latgalia/Latvia

10. Recent Publications
Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller (ed.), Discourses of Endangerment: Ideology and interest in the defence of languages
K. David Harrison, When Languages Die: The extinction of the world's languages and the erosion of human knowledge
Osahito Miyaoka, Osamu Sakiyama, Michael E. Krauss: The Vanishing Languages of the Pacific Rim

Participants in the tenth annual conference of FEL at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, 25-27 October 2006