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Media: Silbo Gomero (Gomeran Whistle): Reviving a Language in School

Submitter: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

Submitter Email: mcf636@hotmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Acquisition

Media Body: BBC article: Teaching Silbo Gomero (Gomeran whistle) in school shows what can be done for the languages that matter in a multilingual community.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20953138
Issue Number: 24.237
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

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