Language Documentation and Use in Nez Perce and Sahaptin, Two Endangered Language Communities


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships




This project focuses on language documentation fieldwork conducted on the Nez Perce and Sahaptin languages, two endangered language communities in the southern Columbia Plateau of western North America. Previous language documentation fieldwork carried out in 2006 and 2007 in five reservation speech communities located in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho inform the development of a system of language description for Nez Perce and Sahaptin incorporating all the relevant data to present these languages within their linguistic, social, and cultural context.