This week the OMA presented at the Linguistic Society of America conference in Portland, OR. The purpose of the LSA is to “advance the scientific study of language – the LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.” The OMA was excited to share information about its project, the 2012 Oregon Tribal Archives Institute (OTAI), by participating in a poster session regarding tribal community archives.
The poster session was in fact a part of the symposium “Utilization of language archives in endangered language research, revitalization, and documentation” which featured a number of presentations and accompanying posters. The OMA poster explains the OTAI project and features a collaborative project between the Oregon Folklife Network and the Warm Springs Tribal Community to preserve its sound archive materials.
For links to the other posters and symposium presentations, check out the