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:
- To teach the Shoshoni language using a pedagogically sound method based on culturally appropriate schemata.
- To raise the visibility of the Shoshoni language in Indian Country.
To provide written materials in the Shoshoni language for different levels of proficiency, from fluent speakers to beginning language learners.
- To encourage and support the writing of new genres in the Shoshoni language.
- To encourage young Shoshoni people to take possession of their language.
- To increase the number of domains in which the Shoshoni language is used.
- To coin new terms in Shoshoni that are acceptable to fluent speakers.
- To increase the prestige of the Shoshoni language overall among both Shoshoni and non-Shoshoni people.