Language News: The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | Mind your language! Save dying 100

The documentary “The Linguists” that was featured on LingEducator last week was about the efforts of two linguists who are trying to document the world’s endangered languages.  Today’s The Telegraph (the newspaper of Calcutta, India) features efforts to do just that in India, where UNESCO has demonstrate there are a number of dying languages, including Manipuri (Meitei).  You can read about this effort here:

The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | Mind your language! Save dying 100.

(If you’re interested in language endangerment efforts, please visit the Linguistic Gratuity page on this website.)

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Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh received a PhD for her dissertation on regional variation in the acoustics of Mexican American English (Michigan State University, East Lansing). Before that, she received an MA in English/Linguistics from North Carolina State University for her work on the acoustics of /r/--a sound which is highly variable in the English language. Her passion, however, has always been to understand the social implications of language variation. In addition to her work in acoustic sociophonetics, she has worked with rape trial analysis, developed cognitive methods for understanding discourse level variation between men and women, and created sophisticated tools for teaching future educators about the kinds of dialect variation they will find in the classroom. She has taught classes in English, Linguistics, and Education at Old Dominion University, William & Mary, the University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she is helping to develop models of student engagement in the classroom. She also consults in the private sector.
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