Courtesy / Cherokee Nation

The three federally recognized tribes of Cherokee people have declared a State of Emergency for the Cherokee language. According to a recent count, of 400,000 Cherokees, about 2,100 are fluent Cherokee speakers. The emergency resolution acknowledges the language is endangered and revitalization programs have to be enhanced to prevent its extinction.

A Language for Freedom

Jul 28, 2016
public domain

Our Thursday archive is a conversation about the code of quilts along the Underground Railroad. the interview is from February, 2000.

Regional accents, scholars say, change over time, as cultures drift and migrate around the globe. But some worry, into the 21st century and beyond, American regional accents may disappear altogether. Jacqueline Froelich talks with UA psycholinguist, Doug Behrend.