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Media: Endangered Languages on National Public Radio

Submitter: Ann Sawyer

Submitter Email: sawyer@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Media Body: On the July 14, 2006 edition of National Public Radio's (NPR) 'Science
Friday' program, Dr. Terry Langendoen participated in an interview on the
preservation of endangered languages. To listen to, or download the
podcast of, the 17 minute 12 second segment, visit:

http://www.sciencefriday.com/feed/

And select the appropriate item from the list of Recent Podcasts found on
that page.
Issue Number: 17.2063
Date Posted: July 14, 2006

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