Jessie Little Doe Baird

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Jessie Little Doe Baird (also Jessie Little Doe Fermino, born 18 November 1963) is a linguist known for her efforts to revive the Wampanoag language.wikipedia
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Jessie Little Doe Baird (also Jessie Little Doe Fermino, born 18 November 1963) is a linguist known for her efforts to revive the Wampanoag language.
The revitalization of the language began in 1993 when Jessie Little Doe Baird (at the time with the last name Fermino) began the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP).

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Jessie Little Doe Baird (also Jessie Little Doe Fermino, born 18 November 1963) is a linguist known for her efforts to revive the Wampanoag language.
Wampanoag, a language spoken by the people of the same name in Massachusetts, underwent a revitalization project led by Jessie Little Doe Baird.

MacArthur Fellows Program

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She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010.

Kenneth L. Hale

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Baird has a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied with Dr. Kenneth L. Hale.
Among his students are the Tohono O'odham linguist Ofelia Zepeda, the Hopi linguist LaVerne Masayesva Jeanne, Navajo linguists Paul Platero, MaryAnn Willie, and Ellavina Tsosie Perkins, and Wampanoag linguist Jessie Little Doe Baird.

Mashpee, Massachusetts

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She resides in Mashpee, Massachusetts. In 1993, Baird began teaching the Wôpanâak language at tribal sites in Mashpee and Aquinnah.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Baird has a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied with Dr. Kenneth L. Hale.

Aquinnah, Massachusetts

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In 1993, Baird began teaching the Wôpanâak language at tribal sites in Mashpee and Aquinnah.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

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She also serves as the Vice-Chairwoman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council.

Massachusett phonology

The phonology of the Massachusett language was re-introduced to the Mashpee, Aquinnah, Herring Pond and Assonet tribes that participate in the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, co-founded by Jessie Little Doe Baird in 1993.

Wampanoag

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The Wôpanâak (Wampanoag) Language Reclamation Project is a collaboration of several tribes and bands led by Jessie Little Doe Baird.

Massachusett

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Under the leadership of Jessie Little Doe Baird, who started the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, the Wampanoag dialect is now spoken as a second language in the Herring Pond, Assonet, Mashpee and Aquinnah Wampanoag tribes that participate, producing the first speakers of the language in over a century and using a simplified, consistent orthography.