The name CoLang
The institute was founded in 2008 as the Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation, abbreviated InField. The name was maintained at the second institute in 2010, but in 2012 the name was changed to the Institute on Collaborative Language Documentation, abbreviated CoLang, in order to better reflect the collaborative nature of the work which has always been a part of InField/CoLang since it's inception. While the name CoLang has been retained since 2012, some participants continue to use the original name InField, or even the hybrid name InLang. Regardless of which name is used, the 2016 institute retains a focus on cutting-edge training in language documentation.