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Media: Endangered Lang Article in Chronicle of Higher Ed

Submitter: Doug Whalen

Submitter Email: whalen@haskins.yale.edu
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation

Media Body: Dear folks,

There are free versions of the recent articles on endangered languages from
the Chronicle of Higher Education, for those who may not have been able to
see them otherwise.

Doug Whalen DhW

To help the articles get better circulation among groups working on
language preservation, they are available free of charge, to anyone who
wants to read them, at:


Douglas H. Whalen, President
Endangered Language Fund
300 George St., Suite 900
New Haven, CT 06511
Issue Number: 20.2075
Date Posted: June 03, 2009

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