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Title:Collecting Texts in Endangered Languages: The Chickasaw Narrative Bootcamp
Bibliographic Citation:Fitzgerald, Colleen M., Hinson, Joshua D.; 2016-12; Kaipuleohone University of Hawai'i Digital Language Archive;http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24717.
Creator:Fitzgerald, Colleen M.
Hinson, Joshua D.
Date (W3CDTF):2016-12
Description:While data collection early in the Americanist tradition included texts as part of the Boasian triad, later developments in the generative tradition moved away from narratives. With a resurgence of attention to texts in both linguistic theory and language documentation, the literature on methodologies is growing (i.e., Chelliah 2001, Chafe 1980, Burton & Matthewson 2015). We outline our approach to collecting Chickasaw texts in what we call a ‘narrative bootcamp.’ Chickasaw is a severely threatened language and no longer in common daily use. Facilitating narrative collection with elder fluent speakers is an important goal, as is the cultivation of second language speakers and the training of linguists and tribal language professionals. Our bootcamps meet these goals. Moreover, we show many positive outcomes to this approach, including a positive sense of language use and ‘fun’ voiced by the elders, the corpus expansion that occurs by collecting and processing narratives onsite in the workshop, and field methods training for novices. Importantly, we find the sparking of personal recollections facilitates the collection of heretofore unrecorded narrative genres in Chickasaw. This approach offers an especially fruitful way to build and expand a text corpus for small communities of highly endangered languages.
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Format:26 pages
Identifier:Fitzgerald, Colleen M. & Joshua D. Hinson. Collecting Texts in Endangered Languages: The Chickasaw Narrative Bootcamp. Language Documentation 10. 522-547.
1934-5275
Identifier (URI):http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24717
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Subject:Chickasaw language
text collection
narratives
endangered languages
Table Of Contents:fitzgerald_hinson.pdf
Type:Article
Type (DCMI):Text

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