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The Kawaiwete pedagogical grammar: Linguistic theory, collaborative language documentation, and the production of pedagogical materials

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Title:The Kawaiwete pedagogical grammar: Linguistic theory, collaborative language documentation, and the production of pedagogical materials
Authors:Lima, Suzi
Keywords:Kawaiwete
pedagogical grammar
community-collaboration
language documentation
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Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Lima, Suzi. 2020. The Kawaiwete pedagogical grammar: Linguistic theory, collaborative language documenta-tion, and the production of pedagogical materials. In Silva, Wilson de Lima and Katherine J. Riestenberg. (Eds.) Collaborative Approaches to the Challenges of Language Documentation and Conservation: Selected papers from the 2018 Symposium on American Indian Languages (SAIL). Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 20 [PP 54-72] Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
Abstract:This paper describes the intersection between linguistic theory and collaborative language documentation as a fundamental step in developing pedagogical materials for Indigenous communities. More specifically, we discuss the process of writing a monolingual pedagogical grammar of the Kawaiwete language (a Brazilian Indigenous language). This material was intended to motivate L1 speakers of Kawaiwete to think about language as researchers: by exploring linguistic datasets through the production and revision of hypotheses, testing predictions empirically and assessing the con-sistency of hypotheses through logical reasoning. By means of linguistic workshops in Kawaiwete communities, linguistic training of Indigenous researchers and production of pedagogical materials, we intended to motivate younger generations of Kawaiwete speakers to become researchers of their own language.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24932
ISBN:978-0-9973295-8-2
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Appears in Collections: LD&C Special Publication No. 20: Collaborative Approaches to the Challenges of Language Documentation and Conservation


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