NEH awards DEL grant to Coeur d'Alene Language Programs project

A team lead by the Coeur d'Alene Language Programs and including UA Linguistics faculty member Amy Fountain and alumnus Shannon Bischoff has been awarded a Documenting Endangered Languages grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (award PD-261031-18). The award supports the further development of digital language resources for Coeur d'Alene, and includes a partnership with the American Indian Language Development Institute to plan and deliver a series of workshops in digital language materials development and language teaching for the Coeur d'Alene and neighboring communities in the Pacific Northwest over the next three years.

The team is lead by Audra Vincent, Language Program Director for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, and includes Bischoff and Fountain, and software engineer John W. Ivens. Linguist Ivy Doak (University of North Texas) has consulted on the project. UA Undergraduate students Karina Casey and Timothy Chartier (not pictured here) have been working with Fountain and Ivens on the project for the past semester, and will continue their involvement in 2018-2019.