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Keywords: Plains Indian Sign Language (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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CH-50421-07Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century12/1/2005 - 7/31/2011$240,000.00AnneW.Robertson   American Musicological Society, Inc.New YorkNY10012-1502USA2006Music History and CriticismChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs02400000240000

Endowment for publication subventions and an award program in musicology as well as fund-raising costs.

The American Musicological Society seeks an NEH challenge grant of $240,000, which with a 4:1 match will yield $1,200,000. These funds will endow four publication-related initiatives of the Society. The bulk of the funds ($900,000) will create a new subvention supporting the publication of first books by young scholars, whose work often represents the cutting edge of scholarly research, but whose careers are often at their most fragile or challenging point. The remainder will go primarily to existing publication subvention programs, supporting musicological books more generally ($125,000) as well as a monograph series sponsored by the Society ($100,000). These subventions aim to optimize the quality of the best scholarly books on music while keeping their prices affordable. Finally, we propose a new award for books on music in American culture ($50,000), a vital area of musical research that appeals to the broadest literary and musical public.

ED-50387-13Education Programs: Education Development and DemonstrationMLAMLA Survey of Enrollments in Languages other than English in Higher Education9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015$30,000.00DennisO.Looney   MLANew YorkNY10004-2434USA2013 Education Development and DemonstrationEducation Programs300000300000

The MLA has conducted twenty-two surverys of undergraduate and graduate fall semester course enrollments in all languages other than English at US Colleges and Universities. During a sixteen month period two full-time research assistants conduct research with a remarkably high response rate of over 95%. The MLA surverys are widley acknowledged by the field of lanuage teaching, government, and industry as the single, all-inclusive metric of United States post-secondary interest in the study of languages. This Chairman's grant will support the salary of one of the two research assistants who we hire to conduct data collection. Cost sharing, calculated at $150,000 will cover addtional funding for a second research assistant, IT development and for an verage 25% of the annual salaries of the three regular MLA staffers.

FEL-263292-19Research Programs: FellowshipsTyler Walker WilliamsIn God’s Bazaar: Merchant Religiosity in Early Modern India1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019$60,000.00TylerWalkerWilliams   University of ChicagoChicagoIL60637-5418USA2018South Asian StudiesFellowshipsResearch Programs600000600000

Research for a history of pre-colonial India (1550-1750), focused on the role of merchant families in shaping religious and literary traditions.

This project uncovers and explains the relationship between mercantile sensibilities, new modes of religious thought and practice, and the rise of vernacular literature in north India during the early modern period, ca. 1550-1750. By tracing the involvement of merchant families and networks in the origin and development of sectarian religious communities and in the creation and dissemination of new literary genres, I provide new explanations for the emergence of distinctly modern forms of individual and social identity prior to the colonial period. I also demonstrate that merchants and their particular worldview played a central role in the construction of religious, literary, and intellectual networks that would later become the foundation for an Indian public sphere.

FN-50002-06Research Programs: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsJeffrey E. DavisPreservation of Plains Indian Sign Language: Developing a Digital Archive at the Smithsonian6/1/2006 - 12/31/2007$40,000.00JeffreyE.Davis   University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN37916-3801USA2006LinguisticsDynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsResearch Programs400000400000

Plains Indian Sign Language is used within the Plains cultural and linguistic groups of the USA and in Canada. Sign language has been documented at every level of social interaction within most Native American groups and as a widespread medium of communication between members from distinct language groups. The focus of the proposal is documentation of sign language among Indians from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, carried out in large part by some of the first ethnologists and anthropologists connected with the Smithsonian Institution. The best known documentation is found at the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives. The goals are to develop an online digital language archive from the 1870s illustrations and 1930s films; create annotations, translations, and captions to accompany the materials; generate additional annotations for the Smithsonian's online catalog; and make it possible to add to the linguistic corpus as more documentation is digitized. The proposal is endorsed by the Smithsonian, which will provide work space for the applicant, and supported by the University of Tennessee, which will also host the digital archive. (Edited by staff)

FN-50127-14Research Programs: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsJeffrey E. DavisPlains Indian Sign Language Digital Corpus Linguistics Project7/1/2014 - 7/31/2015$50,400.00JeffreyE.Davis   University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN37916-3801USA2014LinguisticsDynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsResearch Programs504000504000

The Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL) Corpus Linguistic Project will demonstrate how indigenous sign language serves as an alternative to spoken language among deaf and hearing tribal members. Since PISL and other indigenous language varieties in the corpus are endangered, additional documentary linguistic work is critical to advance our knowledge of the cognitive, cultural, and linguistic underpinnings of indigenous signed language varieties and to the survival of these languages. The project objectives are to: 1) transform an extensive collection of PISL documentary linguistic materials into a digital corpus that is accessible to local Native American communities and scholars of linguistics and anthropology, and related disciplines; 2) identify and involve more American Indians who are learning and using indigenous sign language varieties in order to generate linguistic descriptions about sign language usage, lexicon, and grammar; 3) collaborate with expert signers from different American Indian nations; 4) collect additional documentary materials of indigenous signing from archival and contemporary fieldwork; 5) increase awareness about sign language in intertribal and international communities; and 6) disseminate project outcomes to Native American communities, broader audiences, and researchers of indigenous and endangered languages. The digital corpus will contribute to training students in field methods, linguistic analyses, emergent technologies, and engage members of Native communities in documenting and revitalizing their languages. (Edited by staff)

PW-50551-10Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin SystemDictionary of American Regional English7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012$350,000.00JoanH.Hall   University of Wisconsin SystemMadisonWI53715-1218USA2010EnglishHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access250000100000250000100000

Preparation of the last volume and the updated online edition of the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE), which documents geographical differences in the vocabulary, pronunciation, and morphology of American English.

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a reference work describing regional and folk varieties of American English. Based on a large body of oral data collected in all fifty states between 1965 and 1970, it also draws on thousands of written and electronic sources covering the colonial period to the present time. A unique feature of DARE is its use of computer-generated maps to show distributions of regional terms. Volumes I (A-C), II (D-H), III (I-O), and IV (P-Sk), published by Harvard University Press in 1985, 1991, 1996, and 2002, respectively, have been highly acclaimed by scholars and public alike. Volume V (Sl-Z) will appear in 2010, with supplementary materials and an electronic edition to follow. DARE's collected resources will remain available for use by researchers during the ongoing updating of the electronic edition.

RA-20210-00Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsNewberry LibraryNEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library9/1/2000 - 8/31/2004$270,000.00Daniel Greene   Newberry LibraryChicagoIL60610-3305USA2000Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs165000105000165000105000

The equivalent of four full fellowships each year for three years.

RA-50003-03Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Research Institute in TurkeyAdvanced Fellowships in the Humanities for Research in Turkey7/1/2003 - 9/30/2008$193,500.00G. Kenneth Sams   American Research Institute in TurkeyPhiladelphiaPA19104-6324USA2003Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs19350001935000

The equivalent of 1.5 fellowships each year for three years.

The American Research Institute in Turkey is requesting support for its fellowship program for advanced research in the humanities in Turkey. Funds for long-term fellowships (tenures from four to twelve months) totaling eighteen months per grant period, are requested from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the academic years 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007. Also requested are funds for a portion of the costs of publicity and selection of the NEH ARIT fellows, beginning in July of 2003.

RA-50040-06Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Research Institute in TurkeyAdvanced Fellowships for Research in the Humanities in Turkey7/1/2006 - 12/31/2010$198,000.00A.KevinReinhart   American Research Institute in TurkeyPhiladelphiaPA19104-6324USA2006Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs19800001980000

The equivalent to 1.5 full-time fellowships per year for three years.

The American Research Institute in Turkey requests support for its fellowship program for advanced research in the humanities in Turkey. Funds for long-term fellowships (tenures from four to twelve months) totaling eighteen months per grant period, are requested from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the academic years 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010. Also requested are funds for a portion of the costs of publicity and selection of the NEH ARIT fellows, beginning in July 2006.

RA-50075-09Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Antiquarian SocietyNEH Fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013$471,600.00PaulJ.Erickson   American Antiquarian SocietyWorcesterMA01609-1634USA2009U.S. HistoryFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs4716000466004.640

The equivalent of three fellowships a year for three years.

This application seeks continued funding for the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) under the NEH's initiative supporting Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions. Previous grants since 1975 have helped support a rich and growing body of scholarship in fields including American history, literature, religious history, art history, musicology, and the history of the book. The funding requested reflects the increased level of NEH fellowship stipends, and would include funds to award three full-year fellowships at the maximum stipend annually for three years. For more than three decades, the AAS-NEH fellowship program has made AAS's unparalleled resources for the study of American history, literature, and culture through 1876 accessible to scholars from throughout the nation, has fostered a culture of collegiality and scholarly interaction among fellows and staff, and has enabled AAS to more effectively promote humanistic scholarship in and about the United States.

RO-11917-74Research Programs: Basic ResearchMary CollegeNorthern Caddoan Language and Ethnography9/1/1974 - 11/30/1976$21,170.00DouglasR.Parks   Mary CollegeBismarckND58504-9634USA1974Languages, OtherBasic ResearchResearch Programs211700211700

To support fieldwork for 1) detailed linguistic description of Airkara and Pawnee, two closely related American Indian languages, and 2) the collection of ethnographic and historical material on the Arikara. These languages have not been fully described and the Arikara is one of the most poorly documented of Plains tribes. Hence, the primary significance is to preserve these languages and as much of the culture history as possible.

RQ-230528-15Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsMankato State UniversityThis Is Who We Are: Letters of the Dakota,1838-18781/1/2016 - 5/31/2018$192,774.00GwenNellWesterman   Mankato State UniversityMankatoMN56001-6068USA2015Native American StudiesScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs19277401947740

Translation and creation of a critical edition of letters written by Dakota people living in Minnesota in the mid-nineteenth century. (24 months)

"This Is Who We Are: Letters from the Dakota, 1838-1878" will provide English translations of first-person narratives of Dakota people writing in their own language during the mid-19th century compiled as a critical edition. Translation from Dakota to English, with historical and biographical context, will provide access to a body of work previously unavailable to scholars of Dakota history and culture, of Minnesota history, and of American Indian policies during the Civil War. Beyond regional interest, these letters may also have significance for scholars in the fields of internment camp studies, truth commissions and reconciliation, as well as broader military history, United States history, and colonization history. Additional contributions may be made in fields where borderlands, resistance, subaltern states, and other theories of center and periphery come into play. This time period spans the years of most drastic change for Dakota people: land loss, war, exile, and recovery.

RQ-50900-14Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsTrustees of Indiana UniversityHistorical Voices of the Plains Earth Lodge Peoples II10/1/2014 - 9/30/2016$275,000.00DouglasR.Parks   Trustees of Indiana UniversityBloomingtonIN47405-7000USA2014LinguisticsScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs2750000274706.70

Preparation for print and digital publication of fifteen volumes of previously unpublished field notes about four native tribes of the American Great Plains, collected by anthropologists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. (36 months)

Focusing on a large body of unpublished works that document cultures of four American Indian tribes of the Great Plains--Pawnee, Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan--these unique documents provide detailed descriptions of those tribes’ cultures and languages recorded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the words of prominent members who lived those cultures or remembered the words of their elders. By publishing extant documentary records, today’s tribal members will gain sophisticated knowledge and appreciation of their heritage. Scholars will develop a better understanding of native cultures. Although Native Americans are integral to the historical and cultural development of the United States, primary sources describing traditional cultures in native voices are not available. The published record has been filtered through the lens of Western culture. Using these four tribes as representative cases, this project proposes the creation of a new library of Plains Indian cultures.

SO-50383-10Federal/State Partnership: State Humanities Councils General Operating Support GrantsOklahoma Humanities CouncilState Humanities Program11/1/2009 - 10/31/2014$2,055,976.00William Bryans   Oklahoma Humanities CouncilOklahoma CityOK73102-2215USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralState Humanities Councils General Operating Support GrantsFederal/State Partnership200017655800199483055800

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council