I am really excited about this blog and about having a forum to talk about different issues related to language revitalization!
I am currently studying at a university in New Mexico, and we have just had the honor of having Sophie visit us for a few months. Her passion and dedication have been inspirational to all of us here, and we are so sad to see her go! But hopefully, the development of this blog marks the beginning of a new experience for us, and a way for us to keep connected despite the differences in time and space. I’m especially excited to hear news and ideas from my friends working in Australia (hi Sarah!).
A short introduction is in order, so I’ll get right to it. I am a linguist, and am currently working with a community in New Mexico on their language revitalization project. This project is very much a community-led endeavor, and I am really excited to be a part of it. I really like the women that I work with, and over the years I have learned a LOT from them. My research interests within the field of linguistics are primarily discourse oriented: grammar and interaction, discourse markers, and prosody.
All in all, I’m really excited about this blog and I can’t wait to read everyone’s contributions!!