Field studies

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Visit to the school in the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community, Quebec

Kitigan Zibi (Quebec, Canada), 1 October 2013

The Anishinaabeg have been working to recover and promote Algonquin in their community since 1980. They have implemented linguistic programmes in their community schools and have used technology in order to promote their language on their website ( Kitigan Zibi schools offer a part-time Algonquin immersion programme for first and sixth grade students. Students who attend this programme learn their language and aspects of their culture while doing practical activities.

The study is organised by the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) and Carleton University as part of ‘FEL xvii: Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries: Community Connections, Collaborative Approaches, and Cross-Disciplinary Research’.

Field Study on Hawaiian Language revitalization “He ’Ōlelo Ola conference: ‘’O Ka ’Ōlelo Ke Ka’ā O Ka Mauli. A Living Hawaiian Language: Our Language Binds Us To Our Culture’”

Hilo (Hawai’i Island), 4 and 5 March 2013

Organised by the Consortium Nāwahīokalani’ōpu’u Hawaiian Medium School, ‘Aha Pūnana Leo

Field study in Hilo (Hawai’i Island) on Hawaiian language revitalization programmes. Visit to the Nāwahīokalani’ōpu’u Hawaiian Medium School in ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i, and the Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hawai‘i. Field visits, meetings with teachers and students, workshops and debates. Hilo, Hawai’i, March, 4-5, 2013.

Visit to the Cypriot Maronite Arabic community in Kormakitis (Cyprus) — nowadays in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus — accompanied by Michalis Hatziroussos, President of the cultural association Hki fi Sanna (‘Speak your own language’)

Kormakitis (Cyprus), 25 May 2012

Meeting with possibly the last native speakers of Cypriot Maronite Arabic or Sanna: audio and video recordings with the collaboration of Ariel Gutman, from Paris III University. Collection of information and debate on the Cypriot Maronite Arabic current revitalization programme between the director of the UNESCO Chair and Brian Bielenberg and Michalis Hatzirousos, leaders of the programme.