Supporting the Resurgence of Haudenosaunee Languages
Development of a linguistic learning tool for adults that will aid in the resurgence of Haudenosaunee languages.
After thirty years of Indigenous language revitalization efforts — including everything from immersion to training ceremonial speakers — a critical juncture has been reached in fluency. Faculty in the American Indian Program are collaborating with community partners to develop a linguistic learning tool that will aid in the resurgence of Haudenosaunee languages. Through concept-based instruction focused on meaning and philosophy, this collaboration seeks to restore social exchange using Haudenosaunee languages. During on-site consultations with language learners in Haudenosaunee communities, project leaders recognize previous and current strategies and introduce a new tool for language acquisition for adult learners. They then employ their research to develop techniques to be used by American Indian Studies graduate students and to support the use of language in Haudenosaunee communities.
Grant type: Planning
Topics: Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Culture, Language and History
Jolene Rickard, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program; Department of History of Art; Department of Art
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Architecture, Art and Planning
Troy Richardson, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Sarah Murray, Department of Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Dr. Kevin Connelly, Onondaga linguist
- Community partner: Ruchatneet Printup, liaison to the Tuscarora Language Committee
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