endangered languages (2) language and the audit culture

one of the pervasive themes of the FEL conference was the institutional ecology of language preservation and revitalization programs. from concerns that the work of dividing out the money allocated Continue Reading →

endangered languages

“We can have rooms full of dictionaries, but if no one speaks the language, what good will it have been.” Onowa McIvor made this statement about the dominance of documentation in the indigenous language field at the recent annual conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages. I attended the conference a couple weeks ago and will talk about it in my next few posts here. Continue Reading →