Mr.K.M.Bosire, Ekegusii Encyclopedia Project Director

    Developments since October:

    We are preparing to showcase the work of the Ekegusii Encyclopedia Project at Kansas University again later this month, as part of 'CoLang 2012' . Our contribution will take place on June 18th as part of the opening all-day plenary. More information about CoLang 2012 is shown below.

    Meanwhile the online dictionary is improved and enriched, with much data added and increased depth of meaning to the vocabulary.


    Ekegusii Encyclopedia Project (EEP) is dedicated to Ekegusii; aiming to encourage its use, promotion, preservation and revitalization.

    Ekegusii must be preserved, and action has to be taken now, whilst enough fluent speakers remain to oversee it.

    You can support our effort by making a voluntary donation, by buying promotional materials, or becoming a member by subscription.

    Please support us. All donations will be used to preserve, promote and revitalize this language.

    Emails about the project are welcome.

CoLang 2012, Workshops, Kansas University
18 – 29 June 2012

Workshop topics fall under four primary themes (newly revised): Basics (linguistic theory and grant writing); Technologies (including subgroup A: Basic Technology Use, and subgroup B: Annotation and Data Management Software); Community Language Work (ethics and practicalities of on-site collaborative research, including and institutional issues); and Applications (applied linguistics methods). There are no “tracks” per se, but faculty advising by email and Skype in advance of Co-Lang will allow individualized programs for each participant. If you are new to this area, the courses under Basics and introductory Technologies and Community Language Work will be useful; academic linguists and seasoned community linguists may choose advanced Technology and Applications courses; and graduate students will be encouraged to take a balance of Community, Technologies, and Applications Workshops.

The Workshops open and close with all-day plenaries. The opening plenary on 18 June will allows us to orient ourselves as a group, and cover the entire workflow of language research and revitalization projects; the 29 June plenary gives us a chance to review the common threads of the workshops of the previous two weeks. Beginning 19 June and ending on 18 June, participants will take four Workshops each week, for a total of eight workshops (normally 6 hrs of instruction time each).

The registration form allows participants to state course preferences. After registering, participants will be contacted by a CoLang advisor to tailor a course schedule to their interests.

An overview listing of the Workshops is followed by detailed course descriptions; also compare the overview schedule. When two levels of a course are offered (e.g., Audio 1 & 2), you may take the entire two-week sequence, or choose a single level that suits your background.


Arienne Dwyer & Carlos Nash

Institute Assistants

Jari Billiot, Assistant Director
Jenn Vang, Institute Assistant


Ad hoc Governance Circle