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View Resource American English Dialect Recordings

The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress has struck gold again with this most excellent digital collection. The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Collection features approximately 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. These recordings were made from 1941 to 1984, and they reveal "distinctions in speech related to gender, race, social class,...
View Resource The Wisconsin Oneida Language Preservation Project

Offered as part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, the Wisconsin Oneida Language Preservation Project brings together original stories and curriculum with accompanying audio that teaches the Wisconsin Oneida language. Visitors can start by clicking on the About area to learn more about these unique items. The materials here are divided into curriculum levels (grades kindergarten...

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View Resource The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary was created by faculty and students in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. The project was the brainchild of Professor John Nichols who worked to digitally record Ojibwe elders as part of a research grant for the National Science Foundation's Endangered Languages Program. Working with a team of creative colleagues they decided to...

View Resource The Newberry: Writing the Voices of America

During the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, the European colonization of the Americas was accompanied by a series of efforts to convert indigenous communities to Christianity. To achieve this aim, European missionaries sought to learn indigenous languages. This recent online exhibit from the Newberry Library, "allows users to visualize the painstaking, technical, frustrating, and...