Foundation for Endangered Languages
7. Places to Go, on the Web and in the World
Endangered Languages Fund: Web Page
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 10:02:45 -0400 (EDT)
The Endangered Language Fund (ELF) announces a new web page, at:
In addition to membership information, calls for proposals, descriptions of funded projects, etc., the new page will contain a list of endangered language educational resources (cassette courses, college courses, etc.). Please send any corrections or additions to this resource list, or comments on other aspects of the web site, to bryan.gick(at)yale.edu. ALL other questions about the Fund should be sent to:
Saami dictionary on the net
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 1997 16:12:58 -0800
Arctic net has a Saami-Norwegian and Norwegian-Saami dictionary. The address is:
Cheyenne Language Web Site
This is now available at:
There are also links to many other Native American languages Web sites.
Stabilizing Indigenous Languages
This 1996 publication edited by Dr. Gina Cantoni is available on the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education's web site at: http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/miscpubs/stabilize/
Among other things, it contains the full text of the US Native American Language Act Bill.
The initial printing of over 4,000 copies of Dr. Gina Cantoni's 256 page monograph on "Stabilizing Indigenous Languages" with articles by Joshua Fishman, Michael Krauss, James Crawford, Barbara Burnaby, Jon Reyhner, and others have all been distributed. The initial printing was paid for by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.
Because of the continued demand for the book, Northern Arizona University's Center for Excellence in Education is reprinting Dr. Cantoni's monograph, and it is now on sale for $5.00 per copy (the cost of printing and handling) plus postage. Postage is $2.00 within the U.S., $4.00 to Canada and Mexico, and $10.00 overseas and South America (Airmail is higher). Bulk discounts are available.
The Fourth Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium on the topic of Sharing Effective Langauge Renewal Practices was held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, on May 2nd and 3rd, 1997. Over 280 language activists attended the two days of speeches and sessions. Keynote speakers were Dr. Evangeline Parsons Yazzie, Dr. Richard Littlebear, Dr. Gina Cantoni, and Dr. Barbara Burnaby. The proceedings of the 4th Symposium are scheduled for publication by Northern Arizona University's Center for Excellence in education in November, 1997 at the same cost as Dr. Cantoni's monograph. A fifth symposium is planned in Louisville, Kentucky, next year.
For more information about the monograph and the symposiums contact Jon Reyhner (Phone 520 523 0580: e-mail jon.reyhner(at)nau.edu). For purchasing information contact Deborah Hawthorne (Phone 520 523 2127: e-mail debbie.hawthorne(at)nau.edu).
The Native American Institute
History of Language; Dhumbadji!
The URL for the Association for the History of Language, publishers of the periodical Dhumbadji! is now: