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We are undergraduates invited to present papers on language revitalization at the prestigious 2010 Annual American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings at New Orleans! We need your support to attend these meetings. Please give generously!

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Our panel, sponsored by the National Association of Student Anthropologists, and the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, has been officially invited to present our research at the 2010 Annual American Anthropological Association Conference! The conference will be held this November in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We will be presenting individual papers involving the cases of 7 indigenous languages around the world, focusing on the subject of revitalization and cultural politics in relation to each. We will present research on the topics of language learning motivation, language planning and policy, youth attitudes, community movements, and the discourse surrounding the roles of scholars, among other subjects.

Finally, under the common theme of "When Languages Live," we will discuss various ways in which language shift is being addressed in the communities that we are researching, and present examples of revitalization movements currently working for the survival of indigenous languages throughout future generations.

Languages Represented in the Panel:

Tetum (Prash Naidu)
Quechua (Sarah Bradley)
Yiddish (Amelia Mandell)
Guernésiais (Jenn Cusworth)
Mayan and Navajo (Aurora Feeney-Kleinfeldt)
Irish (Jenna Oelschlegel)

What is ELC?

Today, there are approximately 7,000 languages in existance across the world. Scientists Predict that, within the next 50 years, half of those languages will disappear...

We, the Endangered Languages Club, through research, advocacy, and the wisdom/holiness of David Harrison, Joshua Fishman, et. al, have formed this linguistic anthropology coalition on behalf of the maintenance of global linguistic diversity.

Languages live here!

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