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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:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/05/india.language.discovered/index.html?ref=nf

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

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101006/ap_on_sc/us_sci_new_language;_ylt=AhFFaC1bmQrigun3KGBjUpKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJnYzdhdTY4BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAxMDA2L3VzX3NjaV9uZXdfbGFuZ3VhZ2UEcG9zAzQEc2VjA3luX21vc3RfcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDdW5kb2N1bWVudGVk

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130242203
Issue Number: 21.4020
Date Posted: October 06, 2010

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