Public Plenary Talks During CoLang2020: Language Reclamation and Beyond


Jun 15 - 25 2020


10:15 am - 11:45 am



Public Plenary Talks During CoLang2020: Language Reclamation and Beyond

After careful consideration and due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 in the United States and around the world, CoLang 2020 has been cancelled. 

The Institute on Collaborative Language Research in 2020 (CoLang 2020) will be hosted by the University of Montana in collaboration with Chief Dull Knife College.

During the the two-week sessions a series of public plenary language events will be following lunch. The stories from the plenaries will inspire and encourage many communities in terms of literacy in both English and the language of the communities, language reclamation activities, and discussion in language and well-being and health care. A special effort was made to reach out to all Indigenous groups in Montana to support their language revitalization efforts and bring awareness to language endangerment.

CoLang is an international institute for language activists, teachers, linguists and students from language communities and academia to obtain hands-on skills in language documentation and revitalization as practiced in collaborative contexts as well as in technology and basic linguistics in community-based research contexts. The Institute creates multi-dimensional networks among community language workers, teachers, researchers, and students.

To view the full list of presenters and facilitators of these talks click here.

To find out more about CoLang click here.

To view more event information on the FREE plenary talks open to the public click here.

Support for this project was provided in part by an Opportunity Grant from Humanities Montana.

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Hourly Schedule

Monday, June 15

1pm - 2pm
Mr Chaney Bell & Ms. Melanie Sandoval
"Community Efforts on Language Revitalization"

Tuesday, June 16

1pm - 2pm
Dr. Neyooxet Greymorning
"Accelerated Second Language Acquisition Method"

Wednesday, June 17

1pm - 2pm
Dr. Makha Blu Wakpa
"Language and Health"

Thursday, June 18

1pm - 2pm
Mr. Fakhruddin Akhunzada & Dr. Shobhana Chelliah
"Documentation in Geographically Challenging Communities"

Friday, June 19

1pm - 2pm
Mr. Kevin Martens Wong
"Kristang Revitalization"

Monday, June 22

1pm - 2pm
Dr. Sean Chandler
"A'aniinin (Gros Ventre) Language Documentation and Revitalization"

Tuesday, June 23

1pm - 2pm
Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody
"Indigenous Sign Language"

Wednesday, June 24

1pm - 2pm
Dr. Lise Dobrin
"Revival of Hebrew"

Thursday, June 25

1pm - 2pm
Mr. Joe Dupris
"Collaborative Revitalization of Klamath"