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Community collaborations: best practices for North American indigenous language documentation

Susan D. Penfield, Angelina Serratos, Benjamin V. Tucker, Amelia Flores, Gilford Harper, Johnny Hill and Nora Vasquez
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This article describes a collaborative project for language documentation involving the North American indigenous languages of Mohave and Chemehuevi. We define the essential elements of field methods and of project design while proposing a basic model for collaborative community-based projects in language documentation. Our recommendations apply to community-based projects in North American indigenous communities; however, we anticipate that they will be extendable worldwide to others working in the field of language documentation.

Published Online: 2008-05-27
Published in Print: 2008-May

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