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2019 NCAIS Summer Institute

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This seminar examines Native American and Indigenous language endangerment and revitalization. Drawing on the Edward E. Ayer North and Middle American Indian Linguistics collection, the seminar will consider:

- the print history of Indigenous languages archival materials in language reclamation and maintenance
- the relationship of language to political and cultural revitalization

- endangerment & language realities
- narration & performance
- contemporary creative works
- kinship, gender, & sexuality
- land-based initiatives and environmental agency
- digital domains, media, & technology

Profs. Margaret Noodin and Jenny Davis will lead discussion of readings in the field. Time will be reserved for independent archival research.