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PD-50027-13Preservation and Access: Documenting Endangered Languages - PreservationUniversity of Maine, OronoPenobscot Dictionary9/1/2013 - 3/31/2017$339,411.00PauleenaMaryMacDougall   University of Maine, OronoOronoME04473-1513USA2013LinguisticsDocumenting Endangered Languages - PreservationPreservation and Access33941103394110

Digitization of an unpublished dictionary manuscript, creation of a revised and expanded database, and preparation of a Web-based and print dictionary of Penobscot, an Algonquian language originally spoken in central and eastern Maine. Drawing on original field notes and collected texts, the project would add 30-45,000 lexical items (words, phrases, sentences, notes, and examples of usage) to the current 17,000 lexemes in the manuscript dictionary.

(edited by staff): Dr. Frank T. Siebert, Jr.'s "Penobscot Dictionary" manuscript represents more than a half-century of largely unpublished scholarship of an under-documented language. Currently, its 494 double-columned pages (approximately 17,000 lexemes) of entries in Penobscot/English format are available to tribal members and scholars only as a photocopied dot-matrix printout from the late 1980s. Working with Siebert's manuscript as a base, this project will prepare a final edited edition of the dictionary for publication with an English index, as well as a searchable database of the dictionary for the Penobscot community's electronic immersion program. Additions to the dictionary will be made from Siebert's field notes and collection of texts, which have been copied and digitized by the American Philosophical Society. A fully-edited version of the dictionary with an English index will be printed by the University of Maine Press (with funding from the Penobscot Nation).

RT-*0736-79Preservation and Access: Reference Materials - ToolsPenobscot Indian NationPlanning Phase of Penobscot Dictionary Project5/1/1979 - 8/31/1980$17,158.44FrankT.Siebert   Penobscot Indian NationIndian IslandME04468-2037USA1979Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralReference Materials - ToolsPreservation and Access17158.44017158.440

To compile and publish a dictionary of Penobscot Indian language.

RT-*1884-80Preservation and Access: Reference Materials - ToolsPenobscot Indian NationResearch and Preparation of Penobscot Dictionary Project7/1/1980 - 12/31/1983$155,220.00FrankT.Siebert   Penobscot Indian NationIndian IslandME04468-2037USA1980Languages, GeneralReference Materials - ToolsPreservation and Access1412201400014122014000

To support the compilation and publication of a complete lexicon of the Penobscot (an Eastern Algonquian) language with an English-Penobscot index. The publication will provide scholars with a better understanding of the language and culture.