Wording together: collaborations between communities and academia in language documentation and promotion

Presenters: Clint Bracknell, Allyra Murray, Rachel Nordlinger, Nick Thieberger, Bill Forshaw

In this talk, we draw on the authors’ perspectives as First Nations language speakers, community members, and university linguists to discuss the value of community and academic collaboration in long-term language documentation and research endeavours. We profile current projects at the Research Unit to exemplify the many benefits of these collaborations in language protection, especially the 50 Words Project (https://50words.online)