A Plan to Save Thousands of Endangered Languages

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The National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and Smithsonian Institution budget $2 million in funding to protect 6,000-7,000 declining languages.


Terry Langendoen, coordinator for cyberinfrastructure, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division, co-director, linguistics program, National Science Foundation



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