Tag Archives: Algonquian languages

‘Genius grant’ for linguist

A linguist studying a long-dead Native American language has been rewarded with a ‘genius grant’. Jessie Little Doe Baird was awarded the $500,000 MacArthur Fellows grant for her work in resurrecting the Wampanoag language, an Algonquian language of New England. The language was spoken until the mid-1800s, when it disappeared, and appears to have an(…)


Indian languages revived

Frequently in the press and language blogs we read about another language dying, or becoming extinct. But there are also some stories about languages being revived through the efforts of dedicated researchers. Two Indian languages of Long Island which have not been spoken for 200 years are being resuscitated by Stony Brook University and two(…)