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InField/CoLang is an international, biennial summer institute held in North America that brings together linguists and community language activists to (1) share and develop their skills, (2) promote best practices in community-based linguistic research and language revitalization, and (3) form networks among scholars and practitioners engaged in language documentation and revitalization. Originally started at UC Santa Barbara in 2008, this institute was designed to promote collaboration and foster understanding between linguists and Indigenous groups. It begins with two weeks of team-taught workshops on a wide range of topics. This is followed by a three- or four-week practicum where the skills are applied in an intensive, collaborative research project on a single language, an interesting modification of a traditional field-methods course. This chapter examines the evolution of this institute and the impact that it has had on individuals, on communities, and on the changing relationship between the academy and Indigenous groups in North America.

In: The Art of Language