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Thu May 20 2010

FYI: Social Network for Language Preservation

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        1.    Katy Chung, Social Network for Language Preservation

Message 1: Social Network for Language Preservation
Date: 15-May-2010
From: Katy Chung <katy24gmail.com>
Subject: Social Network for Language Preservation
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Pangram is a social network for reviving and preserving minority languages
by means of collaborative and participative efforts.

Spoken word comes before literacy; yet is often the most ignored element;
the site aims to provide an intriguing audio based platform that encourages
the less fluent to engage, learn and connect with native speakers. It hopes
to bridge the gap brought about by dominating languages and prevent
languages from vanishing entirely whilst adding to a growing archive of
spoken word.

A short one minute video about the project available here
http://www.vimeo.com/11649407

The website, still under development but can be found at Pangr.org

If you would like more information, please contact me at infopangr.org

Katy Chung
infopangr.org

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Phonetics

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