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Title: Integrating Documentation and Formal Teaching of Kari’nja: Documentary Materials as Pedagogical Materials 
Author: Yamada, Racquel-María
Date: 2011-04
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Yamada, Racquel-María. 2011. Integrating Documentation and Formal Teaching of Kari’nja: Documentary Materials as Pedagogical Materials. Language Documentation & Conservation 5. 1-30.
Abstract: In response to the loss of more traditional modes of transmission and decreased contexts of use, members of many endangered language communities have begun revitalization programs that include formal teaching. Linguistic documentation of these languages often occurs independently of revitalization efforts and is largely led by outsider academics. Separation of documentation and revitalization is unnecessary. In fact, the two endeavors can readily support and strengthen each other. This paper describes the process of concurrently creating formal teaching materials and a documentary corpus of Kari’nja, an endangered Cariban language of Suriname. Activities described embody the Community Partnerships Model (CPM), a methodological approach to linguistic fieldwork that is collaborative and speech community-based. The work described herein represents a small portion of an ongoing documentation, description, and revitalization program.
Sponsorship: National Foreign Language Resource Center
Pages/Duration: 30 pages
ISSN: 1934-5275
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Keywords: Kari'nja, Suriname, Language Documentation, Pedagogy, Community Partnerships Model

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