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OGMIOS Newsletter # 6 : Autumn - 31 October 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
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1. “Ogmios” - and should FEL restrict itself to Languages Clearly in Danger? 3

2. Development of the Foundation 5
First Workshop, Univ of York, 26-27 July 1997: Brief Report by Nicholas Ostler 5
Second Annual General Meeting, 7.30pm, 26 July 1997, Derwent College, Univ. York 7
Minutes of the General Meeting, 8pm, 26 July 1997 at Derwent College, Univ. York 7
Endangered Language Interest Group for the Linguistic Association of Great Britain 9
Correction to the Report on Kurdish in Newsletter #5. 9

3. Appeals and News from Endangered Communities 9
Khoe and San in South Africa 9
Akha latest 10
Belize latest 10
Nueva Sede de Coordinación Ashaninka en Lima - Peru 11
Forthcoming Trial of Macedonians for Public Use of their Mother Tongue 12
Minority languages against Le Front National in France 13

4. Allied Societies and Activities 14
“World of Language” in UK Millennium activities 14
Mexican Indigenous Languages: Recent developments at CELIAC 15
Endangered Language Fund: 1st Round of Grants 16

5. Conference Reports 17
18th American Indian Language Development Institute, Tucson, AZ. 17
Salish and Neighbouring Languages: language preservation and revitalization 18
Endangered languages in Africa, July 29 - August 1, 1997, Leipzig 19

6. Overheard on the Web 22
New Irish Television Channel: Teilifís Na Gaeilge 22
Some Hopeful Cases in North America 23

7. Places to Go - on the Web and in the World 23
Language Learning on the Web 23
Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights 23
Inuktitut 23

8. Forthcoming Meetings 23
The Evolution Of Language, London April 6-9 1998 23
NAACLT: American Celtic Language Teachers Conference - Call for Papers 23
ESF: The Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in a Changing Europe 24

9. Publications of Interest 24
Manuel de Langue Arawak, de P. van Baarle et M. A. Sabajo 24
Daniele Conversi: The Basques, the Catalans and Spain. 24
CELIAC Books in the Indigenous Languages of Mexico 25