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Saving Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Colleen M Fitzgerald

The vitality of all U.S. Native American languages is a dicey proposition. A number of languages already have lost their last fluent speaker. For other languages, only a handful of elderly speakers remain.

New Technology Brings Ancient 'Proto-Languages' Back To Life

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Rachel Kaufman, TechNewsDaily Contributor Published: 02/12/2013 09:13 AM EST on TechNewsDaily A computer algorithm works almost as well as a...

Using Big Data To Save A Language

Nataly Kelly | Posted 04.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Nataly Kelly

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWith a large enough dataset, all a language really needs is a community of motivated users in order to stay alive -- or even to come back from the dead.

A Language Comes Home for Thanksgiving

Nataly Kelly | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home
Nataly Kelly

Although they might not know the name of these Native people, many Americans celebrate the Wampanoag each year at Thanksgiving. But very few are aware that the group's descendants still live on their ancestral homelands.