anna (chan) (croix) wrote in linguaphiles,
anna (chan)
croix
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Research project in language endangerment

Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here but I've been lurking and reading for a long time. I'm a student at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, currently completing a BA with a double major in linguistics and psychology. My primary interest is language endangerment and language revitalisation.

With that in mind, I was just wondering if anyone would like to help out with a research project I'm currently undertaking which focuses on the roles and identities of language researchers who work in a community with an endangered language.

Have any members of this community worked in a language program in a community whose language is considered endangered or threatened? Have any members worked with/for a language centre that assists indigenous people in preserving or teaching their language? In particular I'm looking for researchers who have worked with indigenous people, and outside of work, have interacted with non-indigenous local people in the community.

If you would like to contribute, I have a survey that you can complete which consists of 14 questions. You can answer them as short or as long as you like and I'm not focusing on any specific country/nation, so if anyone wants to contribute, please do! Any contributions to the project will be assigned a pseudonym as per the university's ethics clearance guidelines. And once I've finished the project I'd be happy to e-mail you a copy to see how your answers to the survey contributed.

To let me know if you're interested, feel free to e-mail me at croix@livejournal.com (which goes straight to my normal e-mail address) or leave a comment on this entry with your contact details, and I can send you a copy of the survey.

My research area is a bit specific, I know, but any participation is greatly appreciated. :)
Tags: language communities, language planning, research projects
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