Language revitalization

The PI: Dr. Darin Flynn

Our research focuses on language documentation and revitalization. The importance of what many of our graduate students and faculty members are doing is best described in Dr. Flynn’s words: “The value of current research on North American Indigenous languages stems in part from the light that it can shed on the nature of human linguistic competence. Besides refuting the popular misconception that these languages are somehow primitive, this work has also uncovered certain structural and semantic phenomena that are not found in more widely studied languages such as English, French, Standard Chinese, and so on”. 

Ikino’motstaan Noreen Breaker
A Siksika elder, Ikinómo’tstaanm