pute’nt khwa isqwa’qwe’el Honor Your Language

Coeur d’Alene Casino & Hotel, Worley, Idaho , September 16-19, 2019

Thank you to all of those who came out and honored their language!

The American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI), the Coeur D’Alene Tribal Language Program and researchers from the University of Arizona Linguistics department and the Purdue University Ft. Wayne, held workshops this past September 2019 designed to: create awareness of the state of the Coeur D’ Alene language, promote language learning methodologies when there are no fluent speakers, and create community support for language work. The workshops were funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the Documenting Endangered Languages program (Award PD-261031-18).

Click here to view the agenda and scroll down for more information about the workshops as well as resources related to language revitalization and teaching!

Workshops Topics, Invited Instructors, and Resources:

1). Opening Plenary Group Discussion


Discussion Questions (ppt.pdf.)

Group Discussion Summaries (pdf.)

2). Coeur d’Alene Online Language Resource Center — Audra Vincent (Coeur d’ Alene), Amy Fountain, Shannon Bischoff


COLR Digital Language Resource Development (ppt.pdf.)

Timeline of work with snchitsu'umshtsn (ppt.pdf.)


3). Recording Traditional Talk, Land, Plant, and Animal Restoration — Tyler Peterson


Language Documentation Planning Prompt/Checklist (pdf.)

Guide to Field Documentation using Microsoft OneNote, Part 1: Mobile (pdf.)

Guide to Field Documentation using Microsoft OneNote, Part 2: Desktop (pdf.)

Barragan Color Illustrations & Plant Field Guide (pdf.)

Best Practices in Language Documentation (pdf.)

AILDI Recording Traditional Talk Workshop Gila River Indian Community 2016 (pdf.)

Marsh Field Identification & Photos (pdf.)

Ethnobotany of the Schitsu'umsh (Coeur d'Alene Indians) (pdf.)

Field Guide to Forest Plants of Northern Idaho (pdf.)

The Grammar of Snchitsu'umshtsn (Coeur d'Alene) Plant Names (pdf.)


4). Introduction to Linguistics — Stacey Oberly, (Southern Ute)


Introduction to Phonetics (ppt.pdf.)

Introduction to Phonology (ppt.pdf.)

Introduction to Morphology (ppt.pdf.)


5). Immersion Methods for Second Language Learners and Teachers — Sheilah Nicholas (Hopi)



For more information contact:

Audra Vincent, avincent@cdatribe-nsn.gov  (208) 686-2090 or the AILDI office, coe-aildi@email.arizona.edu (520)621-106