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Media: LINGUIST List mentioned by The Economist

Submitter: Kristen Dunkinson

Submitter Email: kdunkinson@gmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: The Economist weighs in on the Endangered Languages
[http://www.endangeredlanguages.com] project announced by Google in
collaboration with the LINGUIST List at Eastern Michigan University and
the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. The project's goal is to create an
online resource to collect data and research on endangered languages,
and to incorporate community and public involvement in that effort.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2012/06/endangered-languages
Issue Number: 23.2820
Date Posted: June 22, 2012

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