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Reflections on (de)colonialism in language documentation

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Title:Reflections on (de)colonialism in language documentation
Authors:Leonard, Wesley Y.
language documentation
Indigenous research methods
Native American languages
Date Issued:01 Dec 2018
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Leonard, Wesley Y.. 2018. Reflections on (de)colonialism in language documentation. In McDonnell, Bradley, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, and Gary Holton. (Eds.) Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years after Himmelmann 1998. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 15. [PP 55-65] Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.
Series:LD&C Special Publication
Abstract:With origins in colonial logics and institutions, language documentation practices can reinforce colonial power hierarchies and norms in ways that work against the needs and values of Indigenous language communities. This paper highlights major patterns through which this occurs, along with their effects, and models how language documentation can be structured in ways that are more grounded in the experiences and perspectives of the communities that use it. I propose decolonial interventions that emerge from Indigenous research principles and perspectives, and illustrate how these practices can better support language community needs while also improving the scientific value of language documentation.
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Appears in Collections: LD&C Special Publication No. 15: Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years After Himmelmann 1998

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