14.978, Media: Klallam Language Revival

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Subject: 14.978, Media: Klallam Language Revival

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Date:  Tue, 1 Apr 2003 19:58:25 -0500
From:  "Fallon, Paul" <pfallon at Howard.edu>
Subject:  Media: Klallam Language Revival

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Date:  Tue, 1 Apr 2003 19:58:25 -0500
From:  "Fallon, Paul" <pfallon at Howard.edu>
Subject:  Media: Klallam Language Revival

In the March 31 issue of The Washington Post (on page A3!) Robert
E. Pierre has written a 1,500-word article headlined "Northwest Tribe
Struggles to Revive Its Language." The article features linguist
Timothy Montler's efforts on Klallam Language preservation/revival,
and cites other people who have been trained as cultural
specialists. (Klallam has only 3-4 fluent native speakers). This
article documents the discrimination faced by older generations, and
the current efforts in language preservation.

An on-line version of the article, available for free until around
April 13, may be found at:


- Paul Fallon
Dept. of English
Howard University
Washington, DC

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