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Media: Language Revival Efforts at NSW State Library

Submitter: Amy Brunett

Submitter Email: brunett@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: The following article details how the NSW State Library intends review
letters and diaries of British naval officers, surveyors and missionaries
and contribute to the revival of a number of lost indigenous languages:

Issue Number: 22.3228
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

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