Montana CoLang

Institute on Collaborative Language Research

The 2022 Institute on Collaborative Language Research will be hosted by the University of Montana in collaboration with Chief Dull Knife College from June 13 to July 8th, 2022.


"The University of Montana acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish and Kalispel people. Today, we honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come."


CoLang is an international institute for language activists, teachers, linguists and students from language communities and academia to obtain hands-on skills in language documentation and revitalization as practiced in collaborative contexts as well as in technology and basic linguistics in community-based research contexts. The Institute creates multi-dimensional networks among community language workers, teachers, researchers, and students.

We know that the work that takes place at CoLang is extremely important, incredibly valuable, and crucial to so many Indigenous language revitalization and reclamation programs and projects worldwide. We wish that we could host every single registrant at CoLang 2022, but unfortunately our resources have reached an end. We must officially, and finally, close registration for CoLang 2022. This means there will be no late registration. We are truly sorry to report that we will also need to decline some registrations; they will be refunded in full.  

Update: We are working hard to make space in the dorms for as many registered participants who need campus housing as possible. Please stay tuned for more updates soon to come!

CoLang is the premier training venue for language revitalization and documentation. CoLang offers an opportunity for all kinds of language scholars and activists to work together to protect and promote languages of the Indigenous and underrepresented communities. 

*CoLang 2020 was cancelled. Instead, closing web series was organized in June 2020! Sessions available via ScholarWorks.

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Sponsors & Partners

CoLang 2022 is supported by multiple organizations and friends including the National Science Foundation, the American Indian Language Development, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, the Endangered Language Fund, the All Nations Health Center, and the Linguistic Society of America.