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College Graduate Made a Difference in Reviving Extinct Language

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Do you know Myles A. Creed? Surely he just an ordinary person like you and me, right? Well, basically he is “just” a graduate of Bachelor of Arts degree in communication at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Soon, he will be attending graduate school at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where he will pursue a master’s degree in linguistics.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably wondering who this person could be and what he contributed to make him an introduction of this article. Well, like I said, he’s just an ordinary person like you and me– an ordinary person who actually made a difference.

The Arctic Sounder really special-mentioned Myles’s name in its article posted just this May 14th. You see, what makes him special with such recognition is that he is actually a person grew up in Kotzebue. Simple, he is alright, because he has been attending public schools as his nurturing center, but he very intelligent. He has great interests to learn languages and this interest made him receive a Leadership & Service Scholarship, where he was rewarded for learning several languages and international politics.

When Myles was yet a child, the first language that he ever learned was the Inupiaq language. Not familiar, isn’t it? It’s because the language was considered to be dying already. With this, Myles had a hard time coping up learning English language and all the other foreign languages like Spanish, French, or even Chinese. But, needless to say, he was able to learn these languages. He was determined to revive and strengthen dying languages. “Linguistic study is underway in Kotzebue to ensure that Inupiaq does not go extinct, which is a real threat,” said Myles.

He has lots of other credentials that can really inspire language learners like you. I post Myles’s achievements not to brag him to you, but to make him as an example that an ordinary person can really do something for the improvement of languages. Reviving extinct languages is honestly not an easy task, but with Myles’s example and inspiration, indeed, it will make such impossible thing possible to do.

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