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 Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 06:16:37 From: Donald Z Osborn, Michigan State University <firstname.lastname@example.org> > I writing an article for _Science_ Magazine about the loss of > languages and what this means for our ability to understand0 > human cognition and human prehistory. I was wondering if any > list members could point me toward current work addressing > these questions in regard to African languages. There was an interesting exchange on this subject on H-Africa about 3 years ago which, if it can be accessed, may provide some helpful perspectives on language survival and loss in Africa. [H-Africa discussions on a similar subject took place from 14 Sept. to 13 Oct. 1998. For the exchanges check the H-Africa web site E.G.] <http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~africa/threads/index.html#Languages> Another take on the broader topic you are addressing is the relationship between linguistic diversity and biodiversity - the idea being that there may have been a "coevolution" of the two. An association focusing on this possible connection and the implications of language loss for biodiversity today is Terralingua, <http://cougar.ucdavis.edu/nas/terralin/> .  Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 13:27:26 From: Nancy Jean Lust, Washington State University <email@example.com> In January of this year, there was a conference titled "Against All Odds - African Languages and Literature," held in Asmara, Eritrea. I did not attend the conference, but you might contact the University of Asmara to see what subjects were covered.