Breath of Life 2.0

The new National BoL 2.0 is designed to build capacity around advanced archives-based research for revitalization. National BoL 2.0 offers training in the management of digital archival collections and advanced linguistic analysis of data for language revitalization to community researchers who already possess archival materials.

The training is done through the use of the Indigenous Languages Digital Archive (ILDA), the only available software that allows for the organization, storage and retrieval of digital copies of linguistic archival materials.

ILDA directly links independent data derived from linguistic analysis to the original manuscript pages. Its powerful search function allows for the in-depth linguistic analysis required for the reconstruction of a highly endangered or sleeping language.

The 2019 National Breath of Life 2.0 workshop will be held July 15-19, 2019 at the Myaamia Center at Miami University. The 2020 workshop will be held at the Northwest Indian Language Institute at the University of Oregon. These two training hubs were set up to facilitate travel and reduce transportation costs. As you apply, please consider which location is easier and most cost effective to travel to. Take into account that the Institute is only able to reimburse participants up to $600 in travel expenses.