“Language Nest” Program to Nurture the Enets Language

May 14, 2012 by

A “Language Nest” program has recently opened at the local kindergarten in the village of Potapovo, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. The goal of the program is to maintain—and to some extent revive—the Forest Enets language, one of the many endangered native Siberian languages.

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Revitalization of the Hupa language

May 30, 2011 by

In a recent series of postings, I’ve discussed the question of whether Modern Hebrew has been revived or created from scratch and came to the conclusion that it is the former rather than the latter. Several lessons can be...

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Supporting Scottish Gaelic

Jul 12, 2010 by

In a recent posting I noted that “perhaps the importance of the proverbial army and navy (and national flag and other trappings of a nation-state) for the survival of this or that language should not be discounted too...

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