The Institute on Collaborative Language Research
CoLang is an opportunity for community language activists, linguists, and students of linguistics to receive training in skills needed to document, maintain, and/or revitalize minority languages. CoLang started in 2008 (as InField - the Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation), and has been held every other year since.
ELF is a sponsor of the 2018 CoLang, at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Through our NVE program, we provided five fellowships to allow eligible tribal members to attend.
ELF was again a sponsor of CoLang 2016, held in Fairbanks, Alaska, on the campus of the University of Alaska. CoLang 2016 featured short courses on topics such as audio/video recording, data management, archiving, ethnobiology, language and well-being, language teaching, survey methods, and curriculum development, and then three weeks of intensive field methods practica.
ELF was a proud sponsor of CoLang 2014, which was held at the University of Texas at Arlington.