(Fwd) ELL: Rapanui researcher needed

Bob-Nancy Weber bob-nancy_weber at SIL.ORG
Thu Mar 22 02:33:01 UTC 2001

Dear Endangered Languages Listers:

Since 1977, the Universidad Cat¢lica de Valpara°so, Chile and SIL
International have colaborated in a joint project of Rapa Nui
linguistic research, textbook and literature development, teacher
training, literacy, and translation of the Christian scriptures. My
wife, Nancy, and I reside on Easter Island and are the principal
linguists for this project, known as the "Programa Lengua Rapa Nui".
Sociolinguist, Luis G¢mez Macker, and others of the university on the
mainland have at times also been involved. Although there still
remains much to do, much has been accomplished during the past
twenty-four years.

I must add that we are by no means the only linguists who have studied
Rapa Nui, nor the only ones with current interest in the language. We
are, however, about the only linguists who are doing anything of an
applied nature, in addition to language analysis and description.

If we can be of assistance to anyone interested in the Rapa Nui
language, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Sincerely yours,

Bob Weber, B.A., M.A. Linguistics
Nancy Weber, B.A., M.A. Linguistics
 Roberto/Nancy Weber | E-MAIL: Bob-Nancy_Weber at sil.org
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 CHILE               | FAX: 56-32-100105 Mark "PARA ROBERTO WEBER"

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