LINGUIST List 25.4068

Wed Oct 15 2014

FYI: Applications for the 2015 National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>


Date: 14-Oct-2014
From: Daryl Baldwin <baldwidwmiamioh.edu>
Subject: Applications for the 2015 National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages
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Applications are due by November 15 for indigenous community researchers and linguists who will be linguistic partners to the researchers to apply for the 2015 National Breath of Life Archival Institute (http://nationalbreathoflife.org). The National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages is a two-week hands-on workshop that promotes the revitalization of endangered languages. National Breath of Life uniquely provides archival access for native language activists and scholars. During the first two weeks of June 2015, approximately 40 native community members from across the country will gather in the nation’s capital to analyze documentation on their languages and cultures.

While partnering with a professional linguist, these community members from North American indigenous endangered language communities navigate Smithsonian and Library of Congress archives and collections, locate and acquire documents, interpret writing systems, and transform archival materials into practical lessons for language learning. Participants will have training in fundamental linguistics and the use of archival documentation in the various Smithsonian Archives and the Library of Congress.
http://nationalbreathoflife.org/about-the-workshop/




Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

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