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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