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The Value-Added Language Archive: Increasing Cultural Compatibility for Native American Communities

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Title: The Value-Added Language Archive: Increasing Cultural Compatibility for Native American Communities
Authors: Shepard, Michael Alvarez
Keywords: Indigenous language revitalization
digital tools
archival materials
Native American
Language Archive
Issue Date: Dec 2016
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Shepard, Michael Alvarez. 2016. The Value-Added Language Archive: Increasing Cultural Compatibility for Native American Communities. Language Documentation & Conservation 10. 458-479.
Abstract: Language archives represent a complicated theoretical and practical site of convergence for Native American language communities. In this article, I explore how functionality and operation of language archives are misaligned with core sociopolitical priorities for Native American tribes. In particular, I consider how the concept of cultural and political self-determination contextualizes lack of use or resistance to participation in language archiving projects. In addition to critical evaluation, I envision a dramatically expanded role for language archives, with the goal of increasing their cultural and political compatibility for Native American groups and beyond. I use the term, ‘value-added language archive’ to describe an archive with features and support services that address emergent needs of a diverse stakeholder community.
Sponsor: National Foreign Language Resource Center
Pages/Duration: 22
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24715
ISSN: 1934-5275
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
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