LINGUIST List 23.2525

Tue May 29 2012

Media: Radio interview: Saving the Siletz Language

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <>

Date: 23-May-2012
From: Karen Ward <>
Subject: Radio interview: Saving the Siletz Language
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Oregon Public Broadcasting recently aired a radio interview with Alfred'Bud' Lane III about efforts to preserve the Athabaskan language of theConfederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (Siletz Tribal Language Project, The interview focused on the Siletz TalkingDictionary, an online collection of recorded words and phrases(, and on the role of technology in preservingendangered languages.

The interview is available at and canbe either streamed or downloaded in mp3 format. The interview itself isabout 13 minutes long, and it begins about 30 seconds into the segment.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography                             Sociolinguistics

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