The implications of language documentation for an endangered but vibrant language community: a historical perspective

Statement of Responsibility:
Marlett, Stephen A
Date:
2008
Publisher:
SIL-UND
Publisher Place:
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Part Of Series:
Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session 49
Extent:
11 pages
Abstract:
Documentation of an endangered language may be a short project that is carried out with urgency and with primarily academic benefits because the speakers are not passing on the language to others. This paper presents historical perspective on a quite different kind of situation. The documentation of the Seri language has taken place over a considerable period of time and with goals that were primarily community-focused. It documents some of the challenges that have been present during those years and also the benefits of that documentation that are just now beginning to be felt by the speakers of that language.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Mexico
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Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Language documentation
Endangered languages
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
40073