Prepared for the Workshop on Building Capacity in Linguistics and Endangered Languages at TCUs

January 5, 2017



Burton, Strang, Rose-Marie Déchaine, and Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson. Linguistics for Dummies. Toronto: J. Wiley & Sons Canada, 2012.

Crystal, David. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. 3rd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Denham, Kristin E, and Anne C Lobeck. Linguistics for Everyone: An Introduction. Australia: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013.

Mithun, Marianne. The Languages of Native North America. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Rickerson, E. M. Five-Minute Linguist: Bite-Sized Essays on Language and Languages. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012.


Revitalization General

Hinton, Leanne, and Kenneth L. Hale. The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice. Book, Whole. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001.

Language Documentation and Conservation. (on-line journal)

Warner, Natasha, Quirina Luna, and Lynnika Butler. “Ethics and Revitalization of Dormant Languages: The Mutsun Language.” Language Documentation and Conservation 1, no. Journal Article (2007): 58–76.


Collaborative Approaches and Training

“Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization.” Continuing Studies at UVic.

Fitzgerald, Colleen, and Mary S. Linn. “Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop,” 2013.

Institute on Collaborative Language Research. “CoLang 2018 » University of Florida. ”

“NILI | Northwest Indian Language Institute.”


Rice, Keren. 2009. Must There Be Two Solitudes? Language Activists and Linguists Working Together. J. Reyhner & L Lockard (eds.), Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance, and Lessons Learned, pp. 37-59. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.

Penfield, Susan D. & Benjamin V. Tucker. 2011. From Documenting to Revitalizing an Endangered Language: Where Do Applied Linguists Fit? Language and Education 25(4):291-305.


Writing Systems (Orthography)

Cahill, Michael, and Elke Karan. “Factors in Designing Effective Orthographies for Unwritten Languages.” SIL Electronic Working Papers, 2008.

Cahill, Michael, and Keren Rice, eds. Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages. Dallas, Texas: SIL International, Global Publishing, 2014.

Grenoble, Lenore A. and Lindsay J. Whaley. 2006. Orthography. In Grenoble, Lenore A. and Lindsay J. Whaley (eds.), Saving languages. An introduction to language revitalization, pp. 137-159. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



Frawley, William, Kenneth C Hill, and Pamela Munro. “Writing a Nez Perce Dictionary.” In Making Dictionaries: Preserving Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 285–98. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Warner, Natasha, Lynnika Butler, and Quirina Luna Costillas. “Making a Dictionary for Community Use in Language Revitalization: The Case of Mutsun.” International Journal of Lexicography 19, no. 3 (2006): 257–85.


Teaching Indigenous Languages

Hinton, Leanne. “The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program.” In The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice, edited by Kenneth L. Hale and Leanne Hinton, 217–26. Book, Whole. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001.

Hinton, Leanne. “Teaching Methods.” In The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice, edited by Kenneth L. Hale and Leanne Hinton, 179–89. Book, Whole. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001.

Nathan, David, and Meili Fang. "Language documentation and pedagogy for endangered languages: A mutual revitalisation." Language documentation and description 6 (2009): 132-160.



Hinton, Leanne, and Kenneth L. Hale. “Linguistic Aspects of Language Teaching and Learning in Immersion Contexts.” In The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice, 227–36. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001.

Hermes, Mary. “Waadookodaading Indigenous Language Immersion: Personal Reflections on the Gut-Wrenching Start-up Years.” In Public Acts: Disruptive Readings on Making Curriculum Public, edited by J. Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco and Erica R Meiners, 57–71. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.

Pease-Pretty On Top, Janine. Native American Language Immersion: Innovative Native Education for Children and Families. Battle Creek, MI: WK, 2004.

Yurok Tribe Community Language Project. “Teacher Intern Position/Pod Facilitator,” n.d.


Language and Wellness

McIvor, Onowa, Art Napoleon, and Kerissa M. Dickie. “Language and Culture as Protective Factors for At-Risk Communities.” Journal of Aboriginal Health 5, no. 1 (November 2009).

Oster, Richard T., Angela Grier, Rick Lightning, Maria J. Mayan, and Ellen L. Toth. “Cultural Continuity, Traditional Indigenous Language, and Diabetes in Alberta First Nations: A Mixed Methods Study.International Journal for Equity in Health 13, no. 1 (October 19, 2014): 92. doi:10.1186/s12939-014-0092-4.

Whalen, D. H., Margaret Moss, and Daryl Baldwin. “Healing through Language: Positive Physical Health Effects of Indigenous Language Use.” F1000Research 5 (May 9, 2016): 852. doi:10.12688/f1000research.8656.1.



Hermes, Mary, and Kendall A. King. “Ojibwe Language Revitalization, Multimedia Technology, and Family Language Learning.” Language Learning and Technology 17, no. 1 (n.d.): 125–44.


Archives, Libraries, and Native Language Materials

First Archivists Circle. “Protocols for Native American Archival Materials,” 2007.

Garrett, Andrew. “Language Archives: An Introduction,” 2012.

“Sacred Lakota Music from 1896 Returned to Tribe.” Indian Country Media Network, December 22, 2016.

Sercombe, Laurel. “Researching the Music of the First People of the Pacific Northwest: From the Academy to the Brain Room.” Collected Work: IAML Annual Conference 2002. (AN: 2003-09354) 50, no. 2–4 (2003): 81–88.


Online Resources

“Endangered Languages Project.”

Hammarström, Harald, Robert Forkel, Martin Haspelmath, and Sebastian Bank, eds. Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, 2013.

Indiana University Department of Linguistics. “LINGUIST List.”

“UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger,”

“World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) Online,”

Endangered Language Fund.

DEL Outreach Videos:

Native Language Resource Directory:


Regional and National Organizations

Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS):

Linguistic Society of America (LSA):

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA):

See our list of National and International Linguistics Organizations for more.


Online Linguistics Courses

Coursera, Universiteit Leiden, Meertens instituut (KNAW). “Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics.” Accessed April 20, 2017.

MIT OpenCourseWare. “Linguistics and Philosophy Courses.” Accessed April 20, 2017.

Seattle Community Colleges E-Learning. “LAN 101 Introduction to Linguistics.” Accessed April 20, 2017.

Virtual Linguistics Campus. “Linguistic Courses and Course Material.” Accessed April 20, 2017.