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Documentation, Reclamation and the Place of the Settler Linguist
by Gordon, Bryan James, Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2019, 167; 22617313
Abstract (Summary)

The present work analyses a series of its author's published reports of research into information and intonation structure, and of activities in community-based language reclamation and repatriation, in "Siouan" languages and language communities, particularly Umóⁿhoⁿ and to a lesser extent Póⁿka and Báxoje, and the work out of which these reports have emerged, as interventions in and through settler colonial documentary linguistics. Tension between settler-guided and community-guided interventions can be fruitful for language-reclamation and -repatriation agendas, but the needed clarification of authority has not yet found its way into the ethical literature of documentary linguists or linguistic anthropologists working in these agendas.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Zepeda, Ofelia
Commitee: Zhang, Qing, Álvarez, Maribel
School: The University of Arizona
Department: Anthropology & Linguistics
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Linguistics, Native American studies
Keywords: Language documentation, Language reclamation, Language repatriation, Settler colonial studies, Siouan, Umoⁿhoⁿ
Publication Number: 22617313
ISBN: 9781085763943
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