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- News: Alaska's Doyon Region Receives Grant to Help Save Native Languages
September 27, 2016 Comments
Doyon is one of Alaska's regional corporation and runs more than a dozen companiess. The 12.5 million acres of land in Alaska's interior they own is home to 10 ancestral languages, including nine Athabascan languages plus Inupiaq, and represents half of the 20 Native languages spoken in the state of...
- Translation Can Strengthen or Weaken Languages and Cultures
July 10, 2016 Comments
UNESCO has estimated that 50-90% of the world's roughly 7,000 languages will be extinct by the year 2100. In a recent article for theconversation.com, Marcus Tomalin, Research Associate in the Machine Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering, argues that ...
- The Vulnerability of Language
March 30, 2016 Comments
We often take language for granted, learning to speak in our mother tongue from a young age and continuing to learn multiple languages as we grow older. However, many of the languages that we speak today may not be here in the future. There are some languages that are in danger of becoming extinct i...