Maqlaqsyalank hemyeega: Goals and expectations of Klamath-Modoc revitalization
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PublisherUNIV HAWAII PRESS
CitationDupris, Joseph. 2019. maqlaqsyalank hemyeega: Goals and expectations of Klamath-Modoc revitalization. Language Documentation & Conservation 13: 155-196.
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AbstractThis paper documents a collaboration between the Klamath Tribes and the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) focused on intra-community capacity-building and early stages of language planning through immersion activities, survey responses, and discussion of intra-community involvement. In December 2016, I facilitated a three-day maqlaqsyals (Klamath-Modoc language) immersion workshop, "maqlaqsyalank henlyeega", on the Klamath reservation. Each day, immersion lessons focused on developing conversational use of maqlaqsyals between participants. During each lunch hour, participants shared personal goals and priorities regarding successful language revitalization. Ten tribal community members, including myself, made explicit their interest of sharing knowledge within the larger tribal community. Many of the workshop participants expressed the goal of using the language with their families while some participants expressed that the workshop had already helped them reach a personal goal in three days. Participants also discussed obtaining linguistic resources and establishing domains of language use. Understanding current interests of language in my tribal community provides early steps toward developing the framework of a "good linguist" in the maqlaqsyals revitalization movement.
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SponsorsKlamath Tribes; American Indian Language Development Institute at the University of Arizona
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