The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Wôpanâak Language Project in Technology Review

The May/June issue of Technology Review has an interesting feature on the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, which has the goal of reviving the use of Wampanoag, the Algonquian language once spoken on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Our department has been involved with this project since 1996, when Jessie Littledoe Baird came here to work with Ken Hale; Norvin Richards joined the project when he joined the faculty, and continues to work on it.

[Thanks Norvin!]

PS. If you want to know how the project is discussed in the blogosphere, check out this post on Languagehat.