Endangered Languages Projects
The following projects include the documentation of the Kiksht language:
- Documenting conversation and the pragmatics of the Kiksht
- Nariyo Kono, Portland State University. 2008-2010.
This project will document conversation among several speakers of the highly endangered language: Kiksht. The project team will overcome the enormous challenge of producing a natural-discourse context with the few remaining speakers. The project team is currently running a pilot documentation project and has already initiated a distinctive methodology by recording staged, naturalistic conversations with the few remaining speakers. This project teams seeks to expand the documentation of the ... more
- Natural Discourse of the warm Springs Last Speaker of Kiksht
- Nariyo Kono , Portland State University. 2007-2007.
This project will document the natural discourse of a highly endangered language: Kiksht; overcoming the enormous challenge of producing this context with only a few speakers. Based on ‘best practice’ documentation methods and by adapting an established indigenous language teaching method (Master-Apprentice Method by Hinton) the project team intends to develop a unique documentation methodology, which will contribute to both the documentation and language revitalization processes that the ... more