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NYU Reads

A selection of resources for engaging with the NYU Reads books.

Learning The Grammar of Animacy

Immigrants came to these shores bearing a legacy of languages, all to be cherished. But to become native to this place, if we are to survive here, and our neighbors too, our work is to learn to speak the grammar of animacy, so that we might truly be at home.

- Braiding Sweetgrass, Learning the Grammar of Animacy (p.58).

Journal and News Articles 

A chart of endangered, institutional and stable languages around the world. Nearly 42% of indigenous languages are endangered. 

Indigenous Languages (NYU Databases)

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