Dec 16, 2011
The University of Chicago Magazine – Since the Soviet Union’s breakup, Grenoble has traveled to remote Siberian corners to document an endangered language called Evenki. Ethnic Evenkis constitute a Russian and Chinese minority of 35,000 nomadic hunters and reindeer herders, but only 5,000 of them use their eponymous language, and almost all mix it with Russian. Evenki speakers, Grenoble says, live in small villages of fewer than 200 residents.
- Chicago Tribune: “Saving world’s words” (August 23, 2009).
- Sorosoro.org: “Kalaallisut, language of Greenland, A lecture by Lenore Grenoble.”
- Books: “Evenki” (by Nadezhda Bulatova and Lenore Grenoble, Lincom academic publishers, 1999).
- Books: “Saving Languages: An Introduction to Language Revitalization” (by Lenore A. Grenoble and Lindsay J. Whaley, Cambridge University Press, 2005).