January 30, 2011

Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages

From http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/BOL

The Endangered Language Fund is pleased to announce the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages, Washington, DC, June 13-24, 2011

The goal of the Breath of Life Institute is to help Native Americans involved in language revitalization find and make use of materials on their languages that are in the National Anthropological Archives and Library of Congress1. Under the leadership of Lisa Conathan and Leanne Hinton, this two week workshop will allow teams of participants (Native American heritage language learners, teachers and activists) paired with mentors (experts in linguistics who help guide the participants' work) to explore the language resources in archives in the District of Columbia area. Visits to the archives will be supplemented by lectures and workshops on linguistics, language teaching and learning, and related topics.

Applications for both participants and mentors are due March 1, 2011.

Learn more about the institute and how to apply at http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/BOL

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