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Organization name: University of North Texas
State: Texas
Keywords: Klallam (ANY of these words -- matching substrings)
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PD-50021-12

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)
Timothy R. Montler (Project Director: December 2011 to November 2016)
Saanich Dictionary and Electronic Text Archive

compilation of a comprehensive online dictionary of Saanich, a dialect of Northern Straits Salish spoken in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, together with a digital audio collection of transcribed and translated speech. The dictionary would also be available in print format.

Saanich is the most vital dialect of Northern Straits, a severely endangered and under-documented Salishan language of North America. Although there is great interest among the Saanich people in preserving the language and a growing number of speakers of Saanich as a second language, Saanich is today spoken fluently as a first language by only a small number of elders living on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. I have investigated Salishan linguistics for over 30 years focusing primarily on the languages and dialects of the Straits-sub group. From 1980 to 1991, I conducted field work and published on the Saanich dialect. In 1992, I was asked by the Klallam people to help in their efforts to preserve and revitalize their language. For the past 20 years I have helped them develop language documentation and revitalization material and have just completed a large, comprehensive dictionary of the Klallam language that will be published in 2012. I have now returned to focus on Saanich with the intent of producing a dictionary similar to and exceeding the breadth and depth of the recently finished Klallam dictionary. The primary aim of this project is the production of such a dictionary together with a digital audio collection of transcribed and translated speech. The dictionary database will be built so as to be easily formatted for both print and on-line versions. It will be designed to be both accessible to Saanich language learners and useful to scholars of language and culture. The secondary aim of this project is the linguistic training of a group of Saanich tribal members for their efforts in the preservation and revitalization of their language.

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Project fields:
Linguistics; Native American Studies

Program:
Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$349,033 (approved)
$349,028 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2012 – 8/31/2016


PD-50006-07

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)
Timothy R. Montler (Project Director: January 2007 to November 2011)
Klallam Dictionary and Electronic Text Archive

Preparation of a dictionary of Klallam, an endangered Salishan language spoken in Washington state and Vancouver Island, and the archiving of Klallam texts and audio video materials.

Klallam is an American Indian language of the Salishan family spoken on three reservations on Washington's Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island in Canada. The aim of this project is the production of the first full dictionary of the Klallam language together with a digital audio and video collection of transcribed and translated speech in various genres. The dictionary database would be built so as to be easily formatted for both print and online versions. It would be designed to be both accessible to Klallam language learners and useful for scholars of language and culture. Products of this project, all Unicode compliant, would include: 1) a digitized archive of over 140 60-to-90-minute audio recordings in Waveform audio format; 2) a comprehensive dictionary of the Klallam language in Extended Markup Language format keyed to a large digital text archive; 3) a ready-to-print formatted version of the dictionary; 4) an on-line, hypertext version of the dictionary; 5) over 200 Klallam texts, digitized, transcribed, translated and analyzed; 6) 20 Klallam language texts recorded in 1992 on VHS video, converted to digital Audio Video Interleave format for archiving; and 7) these 20 video texts subtitled in Klallam and English and converted into interactive language study tools with links to grammar and dictionary entries.

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Project fields:
Linguistics

Program:
Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$317,502 (approved)
$317,502 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2007 – 8/31/2011


FT-29397-87

Timothy R. Montler
University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)
Word Formation in Saanich

No project description available

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Project fields:
Linguistics

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,500 (approved)
$3,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1987 – 9/30/1987