LINGUIST List 28.1595

Fri Mar 31 2017

Confs: Lakota, Language Acquisition, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 30-Mar-2017
From: Mitchell Teplitsky <mteplitskygmail.com>
Subject: Lakota Language Weekend
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Lakota Language Weekend
Short Title: LLW


Date: 08-Apr-2017 - 09-Apr-2017
Location: Skokie, IL, USA
Contact: Zac .
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/191866424624385/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Lakota

Meeting Description:

The Lakota Language Weekend, launched in Los Angeles in Nov. 2016, is an ongoing traveling series designed to introduce the Lakota language and culture to educators and students in various cities around the U.S. It also serves as an excellent gateway to the the Lakota Summer Institute in June (at Sitting Bull College in Ft. Yates, ND)

Instructors:

Nacole Walker (Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta and Iháŋktuŋwaŋna Dakȟóta) is a Lakota speaker and instructor. She earned her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth in 2011, specializing in the Lakota language. She's since returned home to Standing Rock and currently completing her Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Elliot Bannister is a linguist with The Language Conservancy, which works on Native American language revitalization across the USA. Elliot is originally from Northampton, UK and has been learning the Lakota language since age 15.

Cost: $20 a day

To Register: www.regonline.com/LLWChicago17

The Lakota Language Weekend is a project of the Lakota Language Consortium, a non-profit organization of linguists, Native American leaders and volunteers working to revitalize the Lakota Language.

The Lakota Language Weekend launched in 2015 as an ongoing traveling series to bring the Lakota language and culture to educators and students across the U.S. It also serves as an excellent gateway to the the Lakota Summer Institute in June (at Sitting Bull College in Ft. Yates, ND)

Weekend Instruction will include basic syntax, a wide range of vocabulary, and introduction to conjugation paradigms.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience a language restoration program in action.

Saturday night in the same location ($20 additional): Film and discussion Special Event, open to the public: Screening of the award-winning documentary ''Rising Voices'', about the fight to preserve the Lakota Language

Instructors:

Nacole Walker (Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta and Iháŋktuŋwaŋna Dakȟóta) is a Lakota speaker and instructor. She earned her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth in 2011, specializing in the Lakota language. She's since returned home to Standing Rock and currently completing her Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Elliot Bannister is a linguist with The Language Conservancy, which works on Native American language revitalization across the USA. Elliot is originally from Northampton, UK and has been learning the Lakota language since age 15.



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