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Media Coverage of the Research on T̉̉aat̉̉aaqsapa


There has been substantial international media coverage of Stonham's research on T̉̉aat̉aaqsapa. The following lists various interviews, articles, and invited talks concerning this research. Obviously, this is an ongoing process and will be updated as time permits.

Radio Interviews

  • Spin 103.8 FM (Dublin), June 2, 2005. (prerecorded)
  • BBC Radio 5 Live. June 1, 2005. (prerecorded)
  • CBC Radio One, ‘As It Happens’ with Mary Lou Finlay. May 31, 2005. (live)
  • BBC Radio Wales, ‘the Drive Time programme’, with Felicity Evans and Hugh Turnbull. May 31, 2005. (live)
  • BBC Radio Newcastle, ‘the Drive Time programme’, with John Harle. May 31, 2005. (live)
  • CBC National Radio News in syndication. Live interviews with: Calgary, Edmonton, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Quebec City, Montreal, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Winnipeg. May 27, 2005. (live)
  • BBC Radio 4, Today programme, May 26, 2005. (live)
  • CBC Radio Victoria, May 26, 2005 (live)
  • CBC Radio Vancouver, May 26, 2005. (prerecorded)
  • BBC World Service Radio. ‘The World Today’, May 25, 2005. (prerecorded)

Newspaper Articles

  • The Deccan Herald, Bangalore, Achal Narayanan, ‘Dictionary of hope,’ December
    1, 2005.

  • The Vancouver Sun, ‘Dictionary includes 15 different dialects of Vancouver Island
    native Indians,’ July 15, 2005.

  • The Guardian, Martin Wainwright, ‘A snootful of Nootka … pithiest language gets
    first dictionary.’ May 31, 2005.

  • The Toronto Star, Peter Calamai ‘Ancient words get what they never had: a
    dictionary.’ May 29, 2005.

  • BBC News, UK edition, ‘Book to safeguard rare languages,’ May 29, 2005.

  • The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tony Henderson, ‘5,000 year first for linguist,’
    May 28, 2005.

  • The Herald, Glasgow, ‘Briefing: Nuuchahnulth,’ May 27, 2005.

  • BBC News, World Edition, Stephanie Holmes, ‘Bid to save nearly-lost language.’
    May 26, 2005.

  • New Zealand Herald, Ian Herbert, ‘Native American Nuuchahnulth language gets
    first dictionary.’ May 26, 2005.

  • National Post, Canada, Cathy Gulli, ‘Native group aims to save a language like no
    other.’ May 26, 2005.

Invited Talks

  • ‘Stratal Segregation in the Southern Wakashan Lexicon.’ Invited talk for the Conference
    on Wakashan Linguistics, University of British Columbia, August, 2004.
  • ‘Theoretical Implications of Double Reduplication: Evidence from Southern Wakashan.’
    Talk given to the Department of Linguistics, University of Leeds, July 23, 2003.
  • ‘Clisis on the edge: Nuuchahnulth syntax and the nature of incorporation.’ Talk to the
    Department of Linguistics, University of Manchester, Dec. 15, 2002.
  • ‘Nuuchahnulth Grammar and the Nature of the Word.’ Talk to the Department of
    Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, Jan. 15, 2002.
  • ‘On the Nature of Incorporation in Nootka.’ Talk to the Department of Linguistics and
    English Language, University of Durham, Oct. 15, 2001.
  • ‘A Lesson in Linguistics.’ Talk given in the Faculty Research Seminar, Faculty of Arts,
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Nov. 6, 2000.
  • ‘Ten-hunt and Five Whales: What they never told you about incorporation.’ Talk given
    in the Postgraduate Program in Linguistics, Department of Modern Languages &
    Intercultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nov. 17, 1999.

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