Field Methods for Language Preservation and Revitalization: Project Development

Code: LING 183B
Apply this course towards: Aboriginal Language Revitalization

Course description

This course is an examination of project planning and development appropriate for field activities associated with language preservation and revitalization. Topics include:

  • interview and language-data recording methods
  • language documentation and database development
  • building an archive
  • approaches to sharing information
  • media production
  • publishing and media production models.

Strategies for community involvement, project planning, protocols and ethical intellectual property issues are implemented through projects.

Formerly part of LING 183. Credit will only be given for one of LING 183B or LING 183.

How to register

Courses within the Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization program are offered within community partnerships, on campus in Victoria or at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton. Registration is done solely through the department. Please contact the Program Coordinator for upcoming offerings, locations and registration forms at or 250-721-8504.