Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop

dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Colleen M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Linn, Mary S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-12T00:29:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-12T00:29:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12 en_US
dc.description.abstract While grassroots organizations like the American Indian Language Development Institute have long shown the importance of training to indigenous language communities, an increasing emphasis on training in language documentation and revitalization is emerging in new funding initiatives, training institutes and consortia world-wide. In this current atmosphere the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop presents a case study in training in which the goals of training indigenous community members and graduate students can take place simultaneously. With the rising prominence of training models in language documentation and revitalization, and the practical dimension faced by limitations on resources like personnel and funding, the importance of satisfying multiple goals in a single training venue cannot be underestimated. Additionally, this project demonstrates how learning can take place outside of the typical, credit-bearing university class, offering flexibility to indigenous community members and filling a gap in training for graduate students that formal coursework does not provide. Four factors were essential: team selection process; mentoring; final projects by community member participants; and reflection by graduate student mentors. We outline in detail the elements of these four factors, as well as provide evidence of continued engagement in language work by participants through post-workshop activities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 22 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fitzgerald, Colleen M. and Mary S. Linn. 2013. Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop. Language Documentation & Conservation. 7: 185-206. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4596
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/ en_US
dc.subject Breath of Life en_US
dc.subject Oklahoma en_US
dc.subject Language Revitalization en_US
dc.subject Native American Languages en_US
dc.title Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 206 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 185 en_US
prism.volume 7 en_US
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