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Community Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving at Warm Springs, Oregon

September 17-20, Warm Springs, Oregon

This workshop is sponsored and run jointly by Warm Springs Tribes

A facilitated, community-based workshop. The workshop will emphasise practical activities, discussion of problems, and sharing of solutions. Training staff will include David Nathan (ELAR) and Meili Fang (SOAS).

For enquiries about places at the workshop, please contact Valerie Switzler

Workshop schedule Download as PDF

Tue 9/17

 

Wed 9/18

Thu 9/19

Fri 9/20

[Evening]
Welcome &
discussion [1]

 

Resources & skills

Documenting cultural events

Creating usable materials

1

Introduction/discussion: what do we want to document, and what for?

Sharing skills #2: documenting events

  • planning & equipment
  • event logistics
  • “getting the language”

Preparation for staged event

  • language preparation

2

Activity/sharing language resources

  • 20 minutes for each language group to present resources
  • also: pedagogy, multimedia resources

Activity/practice
“Butchering eels”
Groups to record a cultural event

Activity/practice
“Going shopping at the store”

3

Sharing skills #1: media

  • audio
  • video
  • managing media

Reflection on activity

  • problems
  • opportunities & usages

From event/recording to language resources
Groups to design and present possibly activities

4

Discussion

Plan for staged event

  • “performance approach”

Round-up and discussion

[1] Invited: Elders, Language Program staff, workshop teachers & participants, Language program learners & their families; all other community

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