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Media: AlJazeera 'Living the Language' TV Program

Submitter: Brent Woo

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

Media Body: AlJazeera now has a TV program 'Living the Language' about critically
endangered languages this past week. It documents the struggle of
documentary linguists who make efforts to preserve these languages.

Topics include:
- Australia: The Aboriginal People
- Guatemala: The Maya
- Canada: The Ktunaxa
- Bolivia: The Aymara
- New Zealand: The Maori

Read more:
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/livingthelanguage/2012/04/2012
41612291819363.html
Issue Number: 23.2339
Date Posted: April 21, 2012

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