Jeffrey Heath, professor of linguistics, received a new three-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to document two endangered languages of West Africa, Tiefo-D in Burkina Faso and Mbre (or Pere) of northern Cote d'Ivoire. Heath has been doing fieldwork on endangered and undescribed languages since 1989 in West Africa (Mali and Burkina). His recent work, including short documentary videos and village mapping, can be viewed at and several of his recent grammars of African languages are online at

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