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The Blackfoot Language Resources and Digital Dictionary project: Creating integrated web resources for language documentation and revitalization

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dc.contributor.author Genee, Inge
dc.contributor.author Junker, Marie-Odile
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-03T04:54:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-03T04:54:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Genee, Inge & Marie-Odile Junker. 2018. The Blackfoot Language Resources and Digital Dictionary project: Creating integrated web resources for language documentation and revitalization. Language Documentation & Conservation 12: 274-314.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24770
dc.description.abstract This paper describes ongoing work to create a suite of integrated web resources in support of Blackfoot language documentation, maintenance, and revitalization efforts. Built around a digital dictionary, the website also contains grammar sketches, a library of other language-related resources, and a story archive. The project began its life as advocacy research (i.e., a digital repatriation project) but developed into empowerment research through community participation. The first phase consisted of back-digitization of an existing print dictionary. The second phase, which is ongoing, works toward making the dictionary user-friendly for speakers, learners, and teachers, and embedding it in a website that contains supporting content. Key features are developed collaboratively with Blackfoot community members. In order to create an environment in which all participants are equally empowered to help shape the project, a Participatory Action Research approach was adopted for the second phase of teamwork. This resulted in important new priorities for presentation, content, and enhancement of features. It has also had impact on the participants themselves, who developed awareness and new relationships as well as acquiring new skills and knowledge, which for some contributed to new jobs and academic directions. Finally, the project is producing new material to address existing research questions and generating new questions for future research projects.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.format.extent 41 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.subject Indigenous language revitalization
dc.subject Blackfoot language
dc.subject Participatory Action research
dc.subject digital repatriation
dc.subject digital resources for language revitalization
dc.subject online dictionaries
dc.title The Blackfoot Language Resources and Digital Dictionary project: Creating integrated web resources for language documentation and revitalization
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.startingpage 359
prism.endingpage 392
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