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HAA-261218-18
Breath of Life 2.0: Indigenous Language Revitalization through Enhancement of the Miami-Illinois Digital Archive
Daryl Baldwin, Miami University, Oxford

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HAA-261218-18

Archives-based research for revitalization: The Indigenous Languages Digital Archive (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Archives-based research for revitalization: The Indigenous Languages Digital Archive
Author: Gabriela Pérez Báez
Author: Daryl Baldwin
Abstract: Archives-based linguistic research for language revitalization of highly endangered and dormant languages, requires (i) incursions into archives to identify extant historical language documentation; (ii) management and safeguarding of digital surrogates; (iii) detailed analysis of the resulting language data; and (iv) the development of generalizations to inform the productive use of the data for revitalization. Through collaboration, the Indigenous Languages Digital Archive (ILDA) was developed to systematize the storage and organization of digital copies of archival materials alongside the analysis of their language data. In this presentation we elaborate on the history behind ILDA and the plans for its dissemination.
Date: 01/04/2019
Primary URL: http://ssila.org/meetings/winter-2019/
Primary URL Description: Itinerary for the SSILA meeting where the presentation took place.
Conference Name: Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas Annual Conferenct

The Indigenous Languages Digital Archive for depth, breadth and rigor in archive-based research for revitalization (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The Indigenous Languages Digital Archive for depth, breadth and rigor in archive-based research for revitalization
Author: Gabriela Pérez Báez
Author: Daryl Baldwin
Author: Jaeci Hall
Author: Carson Viles
Author: Jerome Viles
Abstract: Following experiences working with over 50 groups of community researchers engaged in archives-based revitalization through the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages, two of the co-authors identified a need for software to systematize the research workflow. Based on the Miami-Illinois Digital Archive (MIDA), the co-authors of this paper worked to develop software with similar capabilities but enhanced flexibility to accommodate a diversity of language structures. The resulting software, the Indigenous Languages Digital Archive (ILDA), provides the ability (i) to efficiently manage digital copies of paper and audio archival materials, (ii) to pair such materials with transcriptions, translations and analysis, (iii) to output the analysis for use in revitalization activities, (iv) and for the researchers to own and control the resulting archives. The Indigenous Languages Digital Archive (ILDA) enables management of digital copies of archival materials along with their transcription, translation and analysi, in addition to output for revitalization. These capabilities are demonstrated through a presentation of the depth, breadth and rigor of research for the revitalization of Oregon Dene dialects.
Date: 03/03/2019
Primary URL: http://icldc6.weebly.com
Primary URL Description: organizational site
Conference Name: 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC), Connecting Communities, Languages & Technology

National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages (Web Resources)
Title: National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages
Author: Daryl Baldwin
Author: Jonathan Fox
Author: Kara Strass
Abstract: National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages (National BoL) has been the result of several collaborations including partners such as the Recovering Voices initiative at the Smithsonian Institution, the Myaamia Center at Miami University, the Endangered Language Fund, and more recently the Northwest Indian Language Institute at the University of Oregon. Each partner plays an important role in the development of the institute and the implementation of the current workshops as described below.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://miamioh.edu/myaamia-center/breath-of-life/about/funding/index.html
Primary URL Description: homepage for National Breath of Life

Myaamia Center receives NEH grant to continue indigenous language revitalization (Web Resources)
Title: Myaamia Center receives NEH grant to continue indigenous language revitalization
Author: Carole Johnson, university news and communications
Abstract: A $311,641 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will expand the work of Miami University’s Myaamia Center on revitalizing indigenous languages. The grant was awarded to Daryl Baldwin, director of the center, and Gabriela Pérez-Báez, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Oregon, for their project titled “National Breath of Life 2.0: Creating a ‘Second Breath’ for Indigenous Language Revitalization.”
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://miamioh.edu/news/top-stories/2018/08/myaamia-center-neh-grant.html
Primary URL Description: link to Miami University press release

National Breath of Life Launches New Workshops (Web Resources)
Title: National Breath of Life Launches New Workshops
Author: Carole Johnson, university news and communications
Abstract: The National Breath of Life (National BoL) Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages announces new workshop initiatives to foster advanced archives-based linguistics research for language revitalization.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://miamioh.edu/myaamia-center/news/2018/10/national-bol-workshops.html
Primary URL Description: Web page with announcement

Linguistics prof gets NEH grant to protect indigenous languages (Web Resources)
Title: Linguistics prof gets NEH grant to protect indigenous languages
Author: David Austin, University Communications
Abstract: Since 2011, the National Breath of Life has provided training on the use of archival documentation for the revitalization of highly endangered and dormant languages to 117 community researchers from 55 language communities. With this growth comes the need for software to support the advancement of the research.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/linguistics-prof-gets-neh-grant-protect-indigenous-languages


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