Grant aims to save dying languages

Over on Extinction Blog 1.0, we often wrote that species aren't the only things that can go extinct. Languages can disappear as well -- and in fact, half of the 7,000 languages on the planet may not make it to the next century, according to experts.

Which is why the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the "awarding of 12 fellowships and 22 institutional grants in the two agencies' collaborative partnership for Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)...These new DEL awards, totaling $5 million, will support digital documentation work on more than 60 such languages."

Full information on these grants and the endangered languages they will support is available here.

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