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A Very Important Task: Dr. Edna MacLean and Rosetta Stone Help Preserve the Iñupiaq Language (via Rosetta Stone Blog)

Dave Nealon and myself recently interviewed Dr. Edna MacLean, a remarkable and tireless woman who I had the privilege of working with to create the Rosetta Stone Inupiaq software. Edna has spent decades working to revitalization her language on the North Slope, and is one of the foremost experts on Inupiaq and Inuit languages.

A Very Important Task:  Dr. Edna MacLean and Rosetta Stone Help Preserve the Iñupiaq Language Rosetta Stone Iñupiaq (North Slope) Levels 1–3 are scheduled for release later this year. For two years, the tireless staff of the Rosetta Stone Endangered Language Program have been working with native speakers in the Alaska North Slope to prepare the courses. And “tireless” barely begins to describe Dr. Edna MacLean, the project’s language expert, who is president emeritus of Ilisaġvik College, in her hometown of Barrow, Alaska. On a recent aft … Read More

via Rosetta Stone Blog