By Darla Slipk
Organizers have received a $90,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue the program.
The Breath of Life project is a joint effort by experts from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Oklahoma in which linguists mentor American Indians so they can better recover endangered languages.
By Diane Smith
It is modeled after a project at the University of California, Berkeley.
"We are growing field linguists," said Colleen Fitzgerald, associate professor and chairwoman of UT Arlington's Linguistics Department. "We are transferring knowledge to community members so they can teach their own languages."
Each community will have a database which will also be stored in a repository at the Noble museum.