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           The Shoshoni Language Project is an on-going project in the Department of Anthropology and American Indian Studies Program at Idaho State University. The Co-Directors are Drusilla Gould and Christopher Loether. The eight goals of the Shoshoni Language Project are:
  1. To teach the Shoshoni language using a pedagogically sound method based on culturally appropriate schemata.
  2. To raise the visibility of the Shoshoni language in Indian Country.
  3. To provide written materials in the Shoshoni language for different levels of proficiency, from fluent speakers to beginning language learners.
  4. To encourage and support the writing of new genres in the Shoshoni language.
  5. To encourage young Shoshoni people to take possession of their language.
  6. To increase the number of domains in which the Shoshoni language is used.
  7. To coin new terms in Shoshoni that are acceptable to fluent speakers.
  8. To increase the prestige of the Shoshoni language overall among both Shoshoni and non-Shoshoni people.
   
    Shoshoni Language Project
    Department of Anthropology

    Idaho State University