Foundation for Endangered Languages

Home | Manifesto | Membership details | Proceedings | Grant Applications | Newsletter | Links | Bibliography


OGMIOS Newsletter 3.08 (#32): — 30 April 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

1. Editorial

2. Development of the Foundation
2007 FEL grant recipients announced
Eleventh FEL Conference, Kuala Lumpur 2007
Working Together for Endangered Languages: Research Challenges and Social Impacts, 26-28 October 2007 1

3. Endangered Languages in the News
Talk don’t talk, walk don’t walk
Across cultures, English is the word
Modern Day Livonians
Saving Languages is a Worthy Cause
New Internationalist magazine publicises Hawaiian language rights
Anyone here speak Cromarty fisher?
New research shows strong support for Sardinian language
Virtual school project to tackle lack of Sámi language teaching
Wales watching
Sinn Féin seeks Irish development plan
Native American Caucus Supports Funding for the Esther Martinez Act and Johnson O'Malley Program
‘The Interpreter’: Dan Everett and the Pirahã
Anger at Aborigine school plan
No words to describe one cost of immigration

4. Appeals, News and Views from Endangered Communities
Encouraging the use of Manx

5. Allied Societies and Activities
Summer Institute of Linguistics catalogues endangered languages of Papua New Guinea
Research Assistants needed for language documentation project

6. Letters to the Editor
From Nigel Birch – Origin of the name “google”
From Pavel Zheltov – Hosting Chuvash music on the Internet
From Mikael Grut – Return to !Khwa ttu

7. Overheard on the Web
Symposium held to promote multilingual education in Malaysia

8. Obituary Karl Teeter

9. Forthcoming Meetings
11th International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML 11), 5-6 July 2007, Pécs, Hungary.
2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2007), 21-24 November 2007: Call for Abstracts

10. Recent Publications
Saami language CD: Mari Boine: Idjagiedas
SOAS ELAP: Language Documentation and Description, vol 4.

Logo and “mascots” for the Nafarroa Oinez, to be held in Viana in the Basque country in October 2007. See the article on the Basque Oinez tradition in this issue.

Contact the Editor:
Christopher Moseley, 9 Westdene Crescent,
Caversham Heights, Reading RG4 7HD, England
chrismoseley50 at

Published by:
Foundation for Endangered Languages,
Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath BA1 7AA, England
e-mail: nostler(at)
Phone: +44/(0) -1225-852865 Fax: +44/(0) -1225-859258