National Science Foundation. (2017). Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years later.

National Science Foundation. (2017). Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years later. [Video recording]. University of California, Berkeley: Science Nation. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6AqEppqUDA

[From the title: languages themselves may not be saved but the audio is. …]

“… audio of indigenous languages saved …”

[Narrator …]

“… working to save these rare recordings.” (0:00:54)

[Andrew Garrett …]

“I see what we’re doing as creating the possibility of digital repatriation of cultural heritage to the people and communities where the knowledge was created in the first place while still making it available for scholars.” (0:01:00)

[Andrew Garrett …]

“I mean of course you can’t understand it if you don’t know Yurok, but you can actually understand it. That’s what’s amazing about this to me.” (0:02:15)

[Narrator …]

“The team sees the restored cylinders as a gift of language and culture that would otherwise be lost …” (0:03:18)

[Andrew Garrett …]

“I think if you’re interested in what it is to be American, which is essentially a pluralistic and diverse society, if you’re interested in that, then you have to be interested in what makes up all of the many cultures that make up America.” (0:03:29)

[Narrator …]

“Putting technology to work to revitalize Native American voices from the past. That’s worth pursuing with laser-like focus.” (0:03:42)

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