We are running a course in lexicography (dictionary-making) in June and early July 2001. The purpose of this course is to prepare the participants to work on dictionary projects, to plan dictionary projects, and to prepare funding proposals for them.
The course will have two main parts. The first will cover general issues in lexicography, including:
The second part will deal with issues specific to Athabaskan languages, including:
We note that this course is open to people who do not speak their language. They can still play a valuable role by interviewing elders and other people wh do speak the language and by working on the database. We encourage young people interested in their language to participate.
In order to accomodate the maximum number of people, the course is offered in two sections, one in Williams Lake, on weekends, the other in Prince George, during the week. The Northern section is already underway. The tentative dates for the Southern section are:
This section will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
If you are interested, please contact Sheila Erickson at the YDLI office or Bill Poser at 250-561-0825, email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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