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  • Apr 07, 2012
  • 09:10 PM

Ancient Language Lives on Thanks to UVa Linguist

The Charlottesville Newsplex
Most of the people who spoke Arapesh when University of Virginia linguist Lise Dobrin conducted field work in Papua New Guinea about 15 years ago have died of old age. Their children no longer speak the language, and their grandchildren have almost no knowledge of their ancestral tongue, she said.

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