Presenting Kaniʻāina: The Spoken Hawaiian Language Repository (Presentation Slides)

Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa, Larry Kimura, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Dannii Yarbrough, Ka-
liko Trapp, and Robert Stauffer
6th Internation Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC)
Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi
February 28 – March 3, 2017



Making Pacific Language Materials Discoverable (Presentation Slides)

Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Danielle Yarbrough, Eleanor Kleiber, Mike Chopey, & Ryan Shelby

West Maui Conference on Pacific Peoples & Their Environments
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaiʻi
October 13-14, 2017


Promotion of Community Wellness Through Language Activism & Revitalization: A Student Perspective (Presentation Slides)

Jesse Desrosier, Danielle Yarbrough, Kaylene Big Knife, Jake Lahr, & Willow Kipp

5th Internation Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC)
Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi
March 2-5, 2017



Sacred Roots Language Society (SRLS) is a student led organization which believes in the importance of establishing one’s identity through language and organizes community based activities to bring awareness to the endangered status of Montana’s indigenous languages. Through our collaborations with the Missoula community, we have been able to establish a space within the university setting that provides Native students the opportunity to represent and advocate for their languages. Language activism at the college level provides a unique opportunity for students’ personal development, as this can be many students’ first time away from home, and is a critical stage in the development of one’s identity. Our society’s membership varies from local immersion school graduates, to linguistic majors, language speakers, future teachers, and those simply interested in indigenous language. It is a key focus of ours to represent the 11 different indigenous languages of Montana by providing a supportive community committed to representing this diversity both on and off campus. Since our creation in January of 2015, SRLS has fundraised and organized several local community events in addition to online advocacy. The first project undertaken by our society was a Valentine’s Day video featuring the phrase “I love you” in 10 different indigenous languages, with nearly 8,000 views, it was featured on the popular site UpWorthy. Our two larger annual events include a 5k “Save Our Languages” fun run (runners ranged from grade school aged youth to elders) and a community oriented language and culture conference. At the conference, students and community members alike had the opportunity to network with others to share ideas on how each tribe was approaching language revitalization within their communities. Our efforts of working together with other student groups, local tribal communities, and several indigenous non-profit organizations have strengthened relationships which have lead language revitalization efforts to prosper and, ultimately, a greater exchange of knowledge between our communities. We look forward to sharing our model for community involvement, language advocacy, and language revitalization as an example of how students across the nation can shape, support, and strategize their language revitalization efforts.

Making Pacific Languages Discoverable: Blending Library and Language Metadata Standards at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library Pacific Collection (Poster)

Eleanor Kleiber, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Mike Chopey, Ryan Shelby, & Danielle Yarbrough

5th Internation Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC)
Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi
March 2-5, 2017



Linguistic Features of Kibembe (Poster)

Michal Temkin Martinez, Tim Thornes, Ron Hurrle, Max Badesheim III, Victoria Del Toro, Brianne Gardner, Heather Harrington, Hallie Heath, Kelli Jones, Kelsey Montzka, Jordan Pierce, Veronica Roberts, Dustin Svoboda, Savannah Wilson, & Danielle Yarbrough

College of Arts and Sciences Poster Presentations (Boise State University)
Boise, Idaho
April 15, 2013


This poster provides a preliminary description of the linguistic features of Kibembe, a language spoken in Congo and by a small group of refugees in the Boise area. Kibembe is characterized as an Atlantic-Congo, Narrow Bantu, Central language within the Niger-Congo language family and, although it is spoken by over 252,000 people around the world, it is virtually undocumented in the linguistic literature. Over the course of a semester, our group met with a native speaker of Kibembe to document the phonological, morphological, and syntactic features of the language. This analysis, along with recordings made by our group, serves the greater linguistic community by providing theoretical linguists with new language data to support their research. It will also serve the Kibembe community in the diaspora by providing documentation and archiving of this language for future generations to access.

Technology in the Linguistics Classroom (Handout)

Michal Temkin Martínez, Kelli Jones, Jessica Milanez, & Danielle Yarbrough

Linguistic Society of American Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
January 5, 2013