Volume 7, Issue 4 (2013) Pp. 1–23.
- Creating grass roots digital Coeur d’Alene resources: the COLRC
John Ivens and
The Coeur d’Alene Online Language Resource Center (COLRC) is a digital
archive that interfaces with the World Wide Web via a series of
websites that make accessible many of the known Coeur d’Alene language
resources for scholarly and educational purposes. Following the best
practices outlined in the TAPS Checklist (Chang 2010) and Bird and
Simons (2003), a team of linguists, community members, and a computer
engineer developed the resources (at minimal cost) building on the
grass roots model outlined in Bischoff and Fountain (2013). The COLRC
contains over 1,200 pages of unpublished field-notes and manuscripts
recording Coeur d’Alene myths, tales, and histories. Additionally, it
includes a searchable Coeur d’Alene/English root dictionary, affix
list, and stem list, along with a number of audio recordings and other
language resources. This paper presents elements of the COLRC and the
questions derived from the best practices that shaped it.
Keywords: Snchitsu’umshtsn, Coeur d’Alene, digital archive, online dictionary
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