The National Science Foundation has awarded a $411,058 grant to University of California at Santa Cruz, to study languages that are on the verge of dying out. "We will be investigating a fundamental aspect of cognition: how language users refer to the world around them through their system of pronouns, and how this system is shaped by animacy -- how much something is conceived of as alive or human," says principal investigator Maziar Toosarvandani.
Study of endangered languages awarded $411K grant
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