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Media: Linguists Discover a 'New' Language in India

Submitter: Paul Chapin

Submitter Email: pgchapin@gmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation

Media Body: A CNN article about the discovery by linguists K. David Harrison and Gregory
Anderson of a previously unknown language spoken by about 800 people in
northeast India can be found at the link below:


Related articles about this linguistic discovery can also be found on
Yahoo! News and NPR at the following links:


Issue Number: 21.4020
Date Posted: October 06, 2010

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