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Kashaya Language Documentation

In the summer of 2009, I participated in a6 week language documentation course as part of the Linguistic Society of America’s biannual Summer School, where the most engaged graduates (and undergraduates) meet and socialise to work on advanced topics in linguistic theory.

The linked work here is a reference to Berkeleys Language Archive where my field recordings, field transcripts and analysis of Kashaya are held. These notes were derived from working with Anita Silva, a native speaker of Kashaya, a language native to what is now called Santa Rosa, California because of colonisation.

She recently passed away. However, her work in documentation of her native language will have an impact for generations to come as efforts to revitalise languages through new native speakers continues.