NSF Grant to Help UC Davis Preserve Rare Hupa Native Language


December 14, 2015 | About an hour inland from Eureka, in Humboldt County, California, there remains a small group of people who speak Hupa, a critically endangered Native American language. Members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe for many years have been actively engaged in revitalizing their language. Now, their efforts will be supported by Justin Spence, an assistant professor at the University of California, Davis.

He recently received a $245,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Documenting Endangered Languages program to research and document the language. Spence teaches Native American studies and also is director of the UC Davis Native American Language Center…

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