Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

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The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages (LTIEL) is an organization based in Salem, Oregon, United States, that scientifically documents endangered languages, and assists communities with maintaining and revitalizing knowledge of their native languages. The institute is led by two linguists, Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson and Dr. K. David Harrison.[1][2][3]

One of the institute's projects involves training indigenous youth who are not native speakers of their communities' traditional languages to record and document their elders' languages, in order to improve documentation of those languages and to "build pride" among speakers.[4]


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  1. ^ Brooks, Anthony (January 25, 2008). "'The Linguists': Saving the World's Languages". WBUR. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Jennifer V. (January 13, 2008). "Racing to Capture Vanishing Languages". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Saving Dying Languages in 'The Linguists'". Weekend Edition. National Public Radio. February 21, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ Lyderson, Kari (March 16, 2009). "Preserving Languages Is About More Than Words". Washington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2009. 

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