Language Revitalization

GAIL 2015-2017

These are the GAIL talks from 2015-2017: March 18, 2015: Clare Sandy and Line Mikkelsen (UC Berkeley)

Punctuation is prosody: Making historic transcriptions of Karuk accessible for revitalization and research

Past researchers used punctuation differently to represent various prosody and utterance boundaries in Karuk. We utilize archival recordings and transcriptions to create a key that allows us to translate the historic transcription systems. A better understanding of prosody will aid language revitalization and research on Karuk...

A Report on Tribal Language Revitalization in Head Start and Early Head Start

Ruth Rouvier

The Office of Head Start (OHS) has long supported the cultural and linguistic diversity of the families and children in its programs. This commitment includes support for language revitalization in tribal programs. In early 2015, OHS commissioned a project to learn directly about the efforts underway in the field, and the findings are presented in this report. Under a National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness contract, visits were made to 17 tribal Head Start or Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs. Visits also were made to four other early childhood programs that are...