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Coverage for grant FN-230212-15

Natügu Dictionary and Legacy Texts
Brenda Boerger, SIL International

Grant details:

Natügu [ntu] Dictionary and Legacy Texts (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Emma Chmura
Date: 8/20/2016
Abstract: PR about three-month field trip by Boerger and seven interns. And initial announcement about DEL Fellowship.

Natqgu of Solomon Islands (Media Coverage)
Date: 4/22/2019
Abstract: Dr. Brenda Boerger, SIL Language and Culture Documentation Coordinator, led a team of five interns to Santa Cruz Island, in the Solomon Islands, for fieldwork in the Oceanic language, Natqgu [ntu] (also Natügu)—part of her US government-funded Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Fellowship.

Language documentation specialist receives second DEL fellowship (Media Coverage)
Author(s): staff
Date: 12/4/2015
Abstract: SIL’s Dr. Brenda Boerger has been chosen to receive a Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) fellowship. Ten DEL fellowships are awarded each year by the US National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. The award supports fieldwork and activities relevant to recording, documenting and archiving endangered languages, as well as the preparation of transcriptions, databases, grammars and lexicons of languages that are in danger of being lost.

Documenting language and cultural traditions on Santa Cruz Island (Media Coverage)
Date: 12/9/2021
Abstract: In Dallas, a select group of interns is preparing to undertake the fascinating, strenuous work of language and culture documentation. The seven interns—two linguists, two recording specialists, one dance expert, one music expert and a speaker of several of the local languages—will accompany Dr. Brenda Boerger to conduct fieldwork in the Solomon Islands this fall. Earlier this year, Boerger received a Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowship (her second) for her continuing work with the Natügu-speaking community of Santa Cruz Island. During the three months of fieldwork, the team’s primary focus will be to support the community in compiling a dictionary. Boerger’s FLEx database for the Natügu dictionary currently contains 5,000 words. During the team’s first three weeks on the island they plan to conduct a Rapid Word Collection (RWC) workshop and hope to raise that number to as many as 20,000 words.