ERIC Number: ED044668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Navajo Orthography.
Ohannessian, Sirarpi; And Others
This report on the Conference on Navajo Orthography, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 2-3, 1969 constitutes a summary of the discussion and decisions of a meeting which was convened by the Center for Applied Linguistics under contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to agree on an orthography for the Navajo language. The immediate purpose of such an orthography is its adoption for uniform use in Bureau of Indian Affairs sponsored publications for use in its school system, but the Conference hopes it would have wider acceptance. The present report covers considerations in formulating the recommendations, presents the recommended script, and discusses the purposes to be served by a Navajo writing system. Appended are a listing of various Navajo alphabets compiled by Oswald Werner, and notes by Sarah C. Gudschinsky on orthography preparation and revision. (AMM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: Report of Conference on Navajo Orthography, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 2-3, 1969