Life in Language

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Fascinating and Important

Linguistically fascinating, culturally fascinating, historically fascinating... a beautiful humanist story about a couple who dedicated their life's work to documenting the speech and stories of others... can it get any better than this? Thank you so much for writing this. Thanks to the amazing Jay Powell and Vicky Jensen, for doing this important work that might have seemed very obscure at the time. And thanks also to Woody Woodruff, who first opened that door -- in spite of all the past pain and suffering the peoples of the land had endured in the decades before Jay arrived -- and in so doing, helped others open doors after him, so that fading cultures of immeasurable value could be recorded for the sake not only of the world, but also for the sake of their own descendants.

Nadine 133 days ago

Thanks

A touching story - and an enduring legacy.

Thank you for sharing this,

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b more than 5 years ago

life in language

Thank you for this amazing article and the chance to hear about the incredible work this couple has done

mary gillis more than 6 years ago

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