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Pauleena MacDougall

Katrina Wynn

Kaitlyn Wood

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Spring 5-1-2015

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The Penobscot Dictionary Project is well underway. It is a project that brings together Native culture, linguistics and digital humanities. On the one hand, we are engaged in on-going discussions with members of the Penobscot Language committee on Indian Island to make sure that our work helps their work in teaching and sustaining their language program. On the other hand, we are building a digital file with all of the linguistic information that we can incorporate into the dictonary. Working with a part of the dictionary that was digitally entered onto 5 1/4 inch floppy disks in the 1980s, the American Philosophical Society contracted with a laboratory in Philadelphia to transfer the digital files onto current media. Then the project's linguist Conor Quirm transferred those digital files into an XML-structured digital manuscript, with every original component separately tagged.


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