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Media: Documenting Endangered Languages in New York City

Submitter: Elizabeth Pyatt

Submitter Email: ejp10@psu.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: This is a New York Times article of April 29, 2010 about a CUNY effort to
record endangered languages with speakers who have settled in New
York City. According to the article, some languages have more speakers
living in New York City than in their original homeland.
Issue Number: 21.2084
Date Posted: May 03, 2010

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