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Media: NYTimes Science article on language revitalization

Submitter: Paul Chapin

Submitter Email: pchapin@alum.mit.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics

Media Body: This week's Science Section of the New York Times has an article about
language revitalization and linguistic reconstruction, focusing on Blair
Rudes' reconstruction of Virginia Algonquian for the movie The New World.

Issue Number: 17.734
Date Posted: March 07, 2006

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