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Ḵ̓a̱ḵ̓otł̓atła̱no’x̱w x̱a ḵ̓waḵ̓wax̱’mas: Documenting and reclaiming plant names and words in Kwak̓wala on Canada’s west coast

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dc.contributor.author Lyall, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Nelson, Harry
dc.contributor.author Rosenblum, Daisy
dc.contributor.author Turin, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-26T22:12:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-26T22:12:11Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Lyall, Andrea, Harry Nelson, Daisy Rosenblum, & Mark Turin. 2019. Ḵ̓a̱ḵ̓otł̓atła̱no’x̱w x̱a ḵ̓waḵ̓wax̱’mas: Documenting and reclaiming plant names and words in Kwak̓wala on Canada’s west coast. Language Documentation & Conservation 13: 401-425.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24872
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the process and outcomes of a project focused on community-centred reclamation of plant-based knowledge in the Kwak̓wala language from previously published materials as well as new documentation with Kwak̓wala-speaking Elders. The paper describes our research process resulting in the documentation of 300 plant word names and phrases, starting with 135 plants with names and words in Kwak̓wala that had been documented between the late 19th and early 20th century by Franz Boas and George Hunt, subsequently added to and enriched by community members and academics. An audio-visual dictionary of these plant names and associated phrases is now available through the FirstVoices web portal (http://bit.ly/LDC_FirstVoices). The corresponding author initiated the work and then further developed the research in collaboration with Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw fluent speakers, linguists, biologists, and the U’mista Cultural Society. The project has stimulated interest among community members who provided valuable feedback on the different ways in which this research can be further accessed and then delivered. The paper concludes with some structured reflections on how to proceed in community-led research projects such as this. The authors see further opportunity for continued cross-disciplinary and community-based research.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.format.extent 25 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw
dc.subject Kwak̓wala
dc.subject Wakashan languages
dc.subject Indigenous language documentation
dc.subject language reclamation
dc.subject Plants
dc.subject First Nations
dc.subject community-led research
dc.title Ḵ̓a̱ḵ̓otł̓atła̱no’x̱w x̱a ḵ̓waḵ̓wax̱’mas: Documenting and reclaiming plant names and words in Kwak̓wala on Canada’s west coast
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation
prism.volume 13
prism.startingpage 401
prism.endingpage 425
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