Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous California Languages

AICLS has a special program for communities with no speakers. Offered in partnership with the UC Berkeley Linguistics Department, the week long institute provides intensive training in linguistics, research skills and language revitalization practices. Participants learn how to access the UC Berkeley archives through hands on tours, computer access and research, partnering with linguists who assist them. Breath of Life participants end the week with a project on their language, and leave with materials, ideas and new energy for their language work.