Show simple item record Genee, Inge Junker, Marie-Odile 2021-07-07T18:08:31Z 2021-07-07T18:08:31Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Genee, I., & Junker, M.-O. (2018). The Blackfoot Language Resources and Digital Dictionary project: Creating integrated web resources for language documentation and revitalization. Language Documentation & Conservation, 12, 274-314.. en_US
dc.description Open access article. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International LIcense (CC BY-NC 4.0) applies en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper describes ongoing work to create a suite of integrated web resources in support of Blackfoot language documentation, maintenance, and revitalization efforts. Built around a digital dictionary, the website also contains grammar sketches, a library of other language-related resources, and a story archive. The project began its life as advocacy research (i.e., a digital repatriation project) but developed into empowerment research through community participation. The first phase consisted of back-digitization of an existing print dictionary. The second phase, which is ongoing, works toward making the dictionary user-friendly for speakers, learners, and teachers, and embedding it in a website that contains supporting content. Key features are developed collaboratively with Blackfoot community members. In order to create an environment in which all participants are equally empowered to help shape the project, a Participatory Action Research approach was adopted for the second phase of teamwork. This resulted in important new priorities for presentation, content, and enhancement of features. It has also had impact on the participants themselves, who developed awareness and new relationships as well as acquiring new skills and knowledge, which for some contributed to new jobs and academic directions. Finally, the project is producing new material to address existing research questions and generating new questions for future research projects. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.subject Indigenous language revitalization en_US
dc.subject Blackfoot language en_US
dc.subject Participatory action research en_US
dc.subject Digital repatriation en_US
dc.subject Digital resources for language revitalization en_US
dc.subject Online dictionaries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Language revival
dc.subject.lcsh Siksika language--Revival
dc.title The Blackfoot Language Resources and Digital Dictionary project: creating integrated web resources for language documentation and revitalization en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.institution Carleton University en_US
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