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# 5 : Summer - 30 June 1997
Editor: Nicholas D. M. Ostler

Published by:
Foundation for Endangered Languages,
Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath BA1 7AA, England
e-mail: nostler(at)chibcha.demon.co.uk
Phone: +44/(0) -1225-852865 Fax: +44/(0) -1225-859258
http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Philosophy/CTLL/FEL/

1. Editorial 3

2. Development of the Foundation 4
First Workshop (and 2nd AGM) , Univ of York, 26-27 July 1997: Call for Participation 4
General Meeting, 6 April 1997, Edinburgh 4
Languages of central Australia: current status 6
Kurdish, and a project to provide Kurdish materials over the Internet 6

3. Appeals and News from Endangered Communities 6
Preserving the Akha Language 6
Cultural Library Rescue, Belize 7

4. Allied Societies and Activities 8
Akira Yamamoto: a Survey of Endangered Languages and Related Resources 8
UNESCO Grants Available for Endangered Language Research 16
Endangered Language Fund: First Call for Proposals 17
New Italian Mailing List on Ethnic Minorities, Native Peoples and Stateless Nations 17

5. Conference Report 17
Authenticity and Identity in Indigenous Language Revitalization: by Rosemary C. Henze 17

6. Overheard on the Web 22
Priority Work Items For Supporting Languages, by Trond Trosterud 22
L'identité bretonne, quel avenir ? 22

7. Places to Go, on the Web and in the World 23
Endangered Languages Fund: Web Page 23
Saami dictionary on the net 23
Cheyenne Language Web Site 23
Stabilizing Indigenous Languages 23
The Native American Institute 23
History of Language; Dhumbadji! 23

8. Forthcoming Meetings 23
International Congress of Linguists (Paris, July 20-25, 1997): parallel session on Endangered Languages. 23
2nd World Congress of African Linguistics, University of Leipzig, Germany Symposium on Endangered Languages in Africa. Programme: 29.07.-1.08.1997. 24
Sociolinguistics Symposium 12: University of London March 1998: Colloquium on Maintaining Indigenous Languages, with special reference to Latin America - State Planning vs Grass-roots Initiatives 24

9. Publications of Interest 25
Languages of Tribal and Indigenous Peoples of India : the Ethnic Space, edited by Anvita Abbi. 25
Bat, the Basque Sociolinguistic Journal 26
Iroquoian Mingo: book and tape 27
New Journal: Bilingualism: Language And Cognition 27

10. Book Review 28
Maurais, Jacques (editor). 1991. Quebec’s Aboriginal Languages : History, Planning and Development. Reviewed by Jessica Payeras, Université du Québec à Montréal 28

11. Publications Received 31
David Crystal - Vanishing Languages 31
Tove Skuttnab-Kangas - 3 Articles 31
Registration for York Workshop “Steps in Language Rescue” 26-27 July, 1997 32