And thank you. I learned recently that one of the faculty at NCAT - Abebe
Kebede in physics - hosts a small e-group on keyboards for Ethiopic (see
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ethiopic/ ). I don't know if your effort is in
contact with him for whatever resources and contacts he can provide, but I
thought I'd take the occasion to mention his group on this group. I look
forward to hearing how it goes. Good luck!
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I'll let you know how far I get?
On Sun, 16 Feb 2003, Don Osborn wrote:
> Dewayne, Since I gather you are at NC A&T, have you been in touch with
> African Studies centers in other universities in the eastern US such as at
> Pennsylvania or Florida? Another point of contact would be the African
> Language Teachers Association (ALTA) which btw will apparently be holding
> its 7th annual meeting at LSU in April (see
> htm ).
> I don't know what your plans are but it would seem like a big undertaking
> but I'd think one would want to use the strengths of other programs to
> advantage (in a collaborative way) where possible. In your region I'm
> that Clark U. Atlanta was trying to start an overseas study program in
> Niamey - not sure where they are with that or if they were able to link up
> with an existing program Boston U. has here.
> To tie this in with the list topic, I am quite interested in this area as
> believe there is a potential for distance collaboration among African
> Studies programs offering African languages in the US (and North in
> and multilingual IT efforts in higer education and development in Africa.
> Please write me offline if you think I could be of more help. I am out of
> academia now, but maintain contacts that may be able to help you more than
> Don Osborn, Ph.D. [log in to unmask]
> *Bisharat! A language, technology & development initiative
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> > How Can I get an African language center going on the east coast?
> > Thanks,
> > Dewayne