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Media: Cherokee-Apple Initiative to Preserve Language

Submitter: Paul Chapin

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

Media Body: Apple Computer and the Cherokee Nation have been working together to
develop software to support written Cherokee on iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
The aim of this initiative is to make it more attractive to Cherokee
children to use the language.

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Issue Number: 22.168
Date Posted: January 03, 2011

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