University of Washington, Department of Linguistics




A workshop on using the University of Washington language archives

to assist your indigenous language revitalization efforts

September 12-16, 2005

Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Daily schedule:

8:30-12:00: Learn Linguistics basics to aid your archival work.

1:00-4:00: With assistance from linguists, explore the material on your language that is stored in University of Washington archives; prepare an individual or small group project.

Evenings: prepare your project.

Tentative BOL Schedule

A downloadable, searchable spreadsheet giving partial listing of UW Special Collection Northwest US indigenous language holdings

A map of Breath of Life locations on the University of Washington Seattle campus

A searchable UW campus map

Cost: There is no fee for the workshop. Participation is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Housing: You may choose to stay at a UW dorm; estimated UW housing expenses for the week are $216 per person double occupancy and $288 single. This includes 4 nights lodging plus $70 on a meal ticket.

Please call UW Conference Services at 206-542-7634. Ask for the "UW Breath of Life 2005" housing package.

For more information or to pre-register, email Dr. Alice Taff: taff@u.washington.edu

(Dept. of Linguistics, University of Washington, Box 354340, Seattle, WA 98195-4340)

To pre-register, provide the following information:



Mailing Address:

Phone number:

Tribe and/or professional affiliation:

Language of interest:

Specific research interest (You may not have a specific idea yet but if you do this information will help us better prepare for you.)

Pre-register by June 30, 2005. We need to know which languages and how many people to prepare for. You will be notified by July 1 whether you are on the conference list or on a wait list.