Colleen M. Fitzgerald

 

Department of Linguistics and TESOL

Telephone:  (817) 272-3133 (main office)

Box 19559 -- 132 Hammond Hall

Fax: (817) 272-9360

The University of Texas at Arlington

Email: cmfitz@uta.edu

Arlington, TX 76019-0559

 

 

 

Personal Website: http://www.uta.edu/faculty/cmfitz

 

Native American Languages Lab Website: http://www.uta.edu/faculty/cmfitz/swnal

 

Education

1997

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Arizona

 

Dissertation:  O'odham Rhythms

 

Director:  Dr. Michael T. Hammond

1994

M.A. in Linguistics, University of Arizona

1991

B.A.  Magna Cum Laude in French, Loyola University

             

Administrative Appointments

2013 – 2014

Director, 2014 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang/InField)

2011 – 2014

Co-Director, Oklahoma Breath of Life, Silent No More Workshop (since 2012)

2008 – 2012

Chair, Department of Linguistics and TESOL, The University of Texas at Arlington

2003 – 2008

Director of Linguistics, Department of English, Texas Tech University

2005 – 2008

Director of the ESL/Literacy Service-Learning Initiative, Texas Tech University

 

Academic Appointments

Summer 2013

Instructor, American Indian Language Development Institute, University of Arizona. Instructor for 'Creating Linguistic Products for Native American Languages'

Summer 2012

Instructor, CoLang (Institute on Collaborative Language Research, formerly InField).  University of Kansas. Co-instructor for 'Orthographies' and 'Language Activism'

Summer 2012

Instructor, Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop. 'Phonetics' (Level 1).

2011 –

Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Native American Languages Lab, Department of Linguistics and TESOL, The University of Texas at Arlington

2011 – 2012

Professor of Linguistics and Chair, Department of Linguistics and TESOL, The University of Texas at Arlington

Summer 2010

Instructor, InField Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation. Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon. Co-instructor for 'Accessing archival materials for community-based language documentation and revitalization'

Summer 2010

Instructor, Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop. 'Phonetics'

2008 – 2011

Associate Professor of Linguistics and Chair, Department of Linguistics and TESOL, The University of Texas at Arlington

2005 – 2008

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, Texas Tech University

2002 – 2005

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, Texas Tech University

1998 – 2002

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, The State University of New York at Buffalo

1997 – 1998

Lecturer in Linguistics and English, San José State University

1996 – 1997

Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh

 

Courtesy Appointments and AFFIliations

2006 – 2008

Faculty Associate, Center for Public Service, Texas Tech University

1998 – 2002

Affiliated Faculty, Center for the Americas, The State University of New York at Buffalo

 

Grants and FUNDING

EExternal

Total external funding awarded as PI*:  $330,311

2013 – 16

NSF/NEH Documenting Endangered Languages, "Collaborative Research: Documentation and Analysis of the Chickasaw Verb" $47,999.00.  PI; UT Arlington awarded $47,999.00. BCS#1263699.

2013 – 15

NSF/NEH Documenting Endangered Languages, "2014 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (InField/CoLang)" $169,177.00.  PI, BCS#1263939.

2011 – 13

NSF/NEH Documenting Endangered Languages, "Collaborative Research:  Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop and Documentation Project" (PI; BCS#1065068 to UT Arlington, UT Arlington award $57,395.00)

2008

NSF/NEH Documenting Endangered Languages, "Tohono O'odham Morphology" ($50,400) (*Note declined awarded funding due to taking position as Chair of Linguistics & TESOL)

2003

Library Resident Research Fellowship, American Philosophical Society ($2,000)

2001

Phillips Fund for Native American Studies, American Philosophical Society ($1,740)

1994

Phillips Fund for Native American Studies, American Philosophical Society ($1,600)

 

 

Internal

2013 – 14

"Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Sustainability and Indigenous Language Documentation," Faculty Fellowship on Sustainability in the Curriculum (University Sustainability Committee at The University of Texas at Arlington; $4426.05)

2009 – 10

I Engage Grant for LING 6390 Linguistics Seminar: Sustainability and Language Endangerment (Graduate School of The University of Texas at Arlington; $1,500)

2008 – 9

Workshop on Video as a Research Tool in the Humanities (organizer; funded by the College of Liberal Arts; $3,500)

2007

Arts and Humanities Competition (Texas Tech University, $7,500)

2004

Research Enhancement Fund, College of Arts and Sciences (Texas Tech University, $3,084)

2004

Extramural Research Promotion Award (Texas Tech University, $750)

2004

Research Travel Grant, Gloria Lyerla Library Memorial Fund (Texas Tech University, $500)

2002

Texas Tech University Finalist, NEH Summer Stipend Competition.

2002

Individual Development Awards Program (SUNY at Buffalo; $520)

2001

Individual Development Awards Program (SUNY at Buffalo $430)

2001

Faculty Development Grant, Educational Technology (SUNY at Buffalo; $7,561)

2000

PDQWL Individual Development Awards Program (SUNY at Buffalo; $462)

1998

PDQWL Individual Development Awards Program (SUNY at Buffalo; $1,000)

1997

Lottery Funds Grant (San José State University; $1,000)

1994 – 95

University of Arizona Graduate College Graduate Student Research Funds ($1,000)

1990 – 91

Richard Frank Research Grant (Loyola University)

 

 

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

2013.

"Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop," Language Documentation and Conservation. 7, 252-73. With Mary S. Linn.

2012

"Prosodic Inconsistency in Tohono O'odham," International Journal of American Linguistics. 78:4, 435-63. DOI 10.1086/666930

2010

"Developing a Service-Learning Curriculum for Linguistics," Language and Linguistics Compass. 4:4, 204–218. DOI 10.1111/j.1749-818X.2010.00196.x

2009

"Language and Community:  Using Service-Learning to Reconfigure the Multicultural Classroom," Language & Education 23:3, 217-31.

2007

"Indigenous Languages and Spanish in the U.S.: How Can/Do Linguists Serve Communities?" Southwest Journal of Linguistics 26:1, 1-14.

2007

"An Optimality Treatment of Syntactic Inversions in English Verse," Language Sciences 29:2-3, 203-217.  Special double volume on English phonology edited by Philip Carr and Patrick Honeybone.

2002

"Tohono O'odham Stress in a Single Ranking" Phonology 19:2, 253-271.

2002

"Vowel Harmony in Buchan Scots English," English Language and Linguistics 6:1, 61-79. 

2001

"The morpheme-to-stress principle in Tohono O’odham," Linguistics 39:5, 941-972. 

2000

"Vowel Hiatus and Faithfulness in Tohono O'odham Reduplication," Linguistic Inquiry 31:4, 713-722. 

1999

"Loanwords and Stress in Tohono O'odham," Anthropological Linguistics 41:2, 1-33. 

1998

"The Meter of Tohono O'odham Songs," International Journal of American Linguistics 64:1, 1-36. 

 

Refereed Book Chapters

2013

Revisiting Tohono O'odham High Vowels.  Constructing the Past and Confronting the Present in the voices of Jane H. Hill. John Benjamins Press. Shannon Bischoff, Debbie Cole, Amy Fountain, and Mizuki Miyashita, editors. Pp. 128-151.

2012

"Contemporary Storytelling in Tohono O'odham," in Inside Dazzling Mountains:  Contemporary Translations of Southwest Native Verbal Arts.  D. Kozak, ed. Pp. 391-406. University of Nebraska Press. With Phillip Miguel and Stella Tucker.

2010

"Language Documentation in the Tohono O'odham Community," in Language Documentation:  Theory, Practice and Values edited by L. Furbee and L. Grenoble. Pp. 231-240. Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

2006

"Iambic Meter in Somali," Formal Approaches to Poetry.  Elan Dresher and Nila Friedberg, eds. Pp. 193-207. Berlin:  Mouton de Gruyter. 

2003

"Word Order and Discourse Genre in Tohono O'odham," Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar:  In Honor of Eloise Jelinek.  A. Carnie, H. Harley, and M. Willie, eds.  Pp. 179-189.  Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

 

Conference Proceedings

2013

"'Ilittibatoksali 'We work together': Perspectives on Our Chickasaw Tribal-Academic Collaboration."in Norris, Mary Jane, Erik Anonby, Marie-Odile Junker, Nicholas Ostler & Donna Patrick (eds.), FEL Proceedings XVII (Ottawa, 2013) FEL XVII: Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries: Community Connections, Collaborative Approaches, and Cross-Disciplinary Research. 53-60. Bath, England: The Foundation for Endangered Languages. With Joshua Hinson.

2007

"Developing Language Partnerships with the Tohono O’odham Nation."  FEL Proceedings XI. (Kuala Lumpur, 2007) Working Together for Endangered Languages: Research Challenges and Social Impacts. Maya Khemlani David, Nicholas Ostler, and Caesar Dealwis, eds.  Pp. 39-46.  Bath, England: The Foundation for Endangered Languages.

2006

"More on Phonological Variation in Tigrinya" Proceedings of the XVth International Conference on Ethiopian Studies. Siegbert Uhlig, ed. Pp. 763

- 768. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

1999

"A Reanalysis of Bidirectionality in Auca," Proceedings of Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL 1999).  N.M. Antrim, G. Goodall, M. Schulte-Nafeh, and V. Samiian, eds.  Pp. 106-118. Fresno:  California State University, Fresno.

1998

"Destressing in the Clitic Group," Proceedings of the Eastern States Conference on Linguistics '97, J. Austin and A. Lawson, eds.  Pp. 46-57.  Ithaca:  CLC Publications.

1997

"Degenerate Feet and Morphology in Tohono O'odham," Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, B. Agbayani and S.-W. Tang, eds.  Pp. 129-143.  Stanford:  CSLI.

1994

"Prosody drives the Syntax," Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, S. Gahl, A. Dolbey, and C. Johnson, eds.  Pp. 173-183.  Berkeley:  Berkeley Linguistics Society. 

 

Working Papers     

2003

How Prosodically Consistent is Tohono O'odham?  Studies in Uto-Aztecan: Working Papers in Endangered and Less Familiar Languages 5, L. Barragan and J. Haugen, eds.  Pp. 55-74.  Cambridge, Ma.: MITWPL. 

1995

"The Meter of Tohono O'odham Songs," Coyote Papers, C. Fitzgerald and A. Heiberg, eds.  Pp. 1-27. Tucson:  University of Arizona.

 

Working papers edited

1995

Coyote Papers 8:  Working Papers from A-Z. (co-edited with A. Heiberg) Tucson:  University of Arizona.

 

Book Reviews

2004

"Language and Literary Structure:  The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative by Nigel Fabb."  Journal of Linguistics 40, 415-18.

2002

"O'odham Creation and Related Events, As Told to Ruth Benedict in 1927 in Prose, Oratory, and Song by the Pimas William Blackwater, Thomas Vanyiko, Clara Ahiel, William Stevens, Oliver Wellington, and Kisto.  Edited by Donald Bahr." Western Folklore 61:3/4, 367-70.

 

Presented Papers

Invited Conference Presentations

2014

Title TBA. 13th International Linguistics Conference in Northwest Mexico (XIII Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste de México), Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico. (Invited keynote)

2013

'Creating Linguistic Products.' Re-visiting the Status of Indigenous Languages, AILDI National Conference, June 17-18, 2013. University of Arizona. (Panel.)

2013

'How to Work With Linguists.' Re-visiting the Status of Indigenous Languages, AILDI National Conference, June 17-18, 2013. University of Arizona. (With Amelia Flores and Susan Penfield.)

2012

"A Practical Guide to Using Mathiot's O'odham Dictionary," Culture Teacher Gathering 2012. Tohono O'odham Nation, Tucson Arizona. (With Phillip Miguel.)

2012

"Breathing new life into Tohono O'odham documentation: The Mathiot Dictionary Project," Invited panelist, Joint SSILA-LSA session, Beyond Documentation to Revitalization.  Panel at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Portland, OR. Organized by Patricia Shaw and Carol Genetti. With P. Miguel.

2011

"Revitalizing Native American Languages through Service-Learning," Conference on Service-Learning for Sustainability and Social Justice. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. (Invited talk.)

2011

"Pre-Planning Your Grant," Invited Panel on Grants. UTA Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL.  (Invited panelist.)

2010

"Prosodic Documentation of Tohono O'odham," Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages. Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK. (Invited keynote)

2009

"Language Activism and Revitalization in the Tohono O'odham Community," UTA Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL. (Invited keynote)

2007

"A Win Win Situation: University collaborations lead to reliable volunteers 
with college students as ESL tutors." Texas Association of Adult Literacy Councils, Austin, Texas. With Carol Keeney.

2006

"Indigenous Languages and Spanish in the U.S.: How Can/Do Linguists Serve Communities?" Presidential Address, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Laredo, Texas.

2003

"Rhythmic Control in Tohono O'odham," From Representations to Constraints, CNRS and Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, Toulouse, France.

2002

"When native speakers have no intuitions, can syllables exist? (Or:  Are there syllables in Tigrinya?)" Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

2002

"Enforcer, Victim, or Ostrich:  What role will you play in the online classroom?" Conference on Ethical Issues in the Electronic Classroom: Developing and Using Responsible Use Policies, Binghamton, New York.

 

Conference Presentations

2014

"'Best Practices' in Developing Tribal-Academic Partnerships," Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakening Languages of the Gulf South. Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. (With J. Hinson)

2014

"The Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop: Language Renewal for Communities," Revitalizing Endangered Languages Conference. Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. (With M. Linn)

2014

"Expressing Potential and Ability in Chickasaw," Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. (With J. Hinson)

2013

"Ilittibatoksali 'We work together': Perspectives on Our Chickasaw Tribal-Academic Collaboration."  Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries: Community Connections, Collaborative Approaches, and Cross-Disciplinary Research: the Seventeenth Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages. (With J. Hinson.)

2013

"Prosodic Documentation in Native American Languages: Methodologies and Techniques," Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

2013

"Training Communities, Training Graduate Students:  The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop," 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i. (With M. Linn.)

2013

"501 Verbs of Chickasaw: Verb 1," Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Boston, MA  (With J. Hinson)

2013

"Giving Life to Languages and Data Via the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop," Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Boston, MA.  (With M. Linn.)

2012

"The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop: Projects and Progress," Oklahoma Native Language Association Conference.  Tahlequah, OK.  October, 30-31, 2012. (With M. Linn)

2012

'Ilittibatoksali 'We work together':  Perspectives on Tribal-Academic Collaborations,' Oklahoma Native Language Association Conference.  Tahlequah, OK.  October, 30-31, 2012. (With J. Hinson)

2012

"Elicitation Techniques for Prosodic Documentation of Native American Languages," 2012 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages.  University of California, Santa Barbara.

2012

"Previewing FLEx Databases for the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop," Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

2012

"Narrative and Prosodic Phrasing in Tohono O'odham," Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Portland, OR.  (With L. McLain Pierce.)

2011

"Service-Learning and Community-based Research with Indigenous Language Communities," Dialogue with Diversity: Linguistic fieldwork in Urban Settings Towards a Research Plan. Research Centre for Linguistic Typology Workshop, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

2011

"Investigating Connected Speech from Tohono O'odham Digitized Legacy Data," Conference on Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital scholarship. Paradisec Conference hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia.

2011

"Tohono O'odham Prosodic Phrasing: A view from Narrative," Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  (With L. McLain Pierce.)

2011

"Raising Consciousness on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation," Part of the Symposium sponsored by the Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation: "Documenting Endangered Languages: NSF-NEH DEL Projects in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the LSA Panel on Endangered Languages," 2011 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Pittsburgh, PA.

2010

"Tapping the Potential: Service-Learning with Oklahoma Communities in a Language Revitalization Class,"17th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium. University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

2010

"Legacy materials and the phonetic investigation of Tohono O’odham stops," Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  (With C. Kilpatrick, N. Dubey, N. Eversole, and S. George.)

2010

"Developing Language Empowerment Projects with Diverse Communities," Invited panelist, Cultivating Socially Minded Linguists: Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship in Linguistics and Education. Panel at American Dialect Society Conference, Baltimore, MD. Organized by Anne Charity Hudley and Christine Mallinson.

2009

"Proliferating Prosodies in Tohono O’odham Reduplication(s)," Seventeenth Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester, England.

2009

"Finding and using legacy/archival materials for community projects," Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

2009

"Pathways for Accessing Legacy Materials in Tohono O'odham," 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

2008

"Prosodies in Tohono O'odham Reduplication," Friends of Uto-Aztecan Conference.  University of Arizona and UNAM, Tucson, Arizona.

2008

"Language and Community: Using a Service-Learning Pedagogy," in the Organized Session on "Strategies for Undergraduate Linguistic Pedagogy. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

2007

"Developing Language Partnerships with the Tohono O’odham Nation," Working Together for Endangered Languages: Research Challenges and Social Impacts, the Eleventh Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2007

"Orthography, Phonology, and Dialect Variation in an Endangered Language Community:  Issues in Standardization among the Tohono O’odham," Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Denver, Colorado.

2007

"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Language Revitalization," Third Annual Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah.

2007 

"Anglo and Latino Language Attitudes in the Southwest:  Evidence from Service-learning," With F. Benavidez, K. Jones and C. Wong. Conference on Hispanics in the Southwest, Texas Tech University.

2007

"Learning and Unlearning Language Ideology in a Service-Learning Course," American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference.  With F. Benavidez, K. Jones and C. Wong.

2007

"Texas Talk:  Regional and rural dialects as diversity tools in nondiverse classrooms," Panel presentation on Conflicts over Contemporary Language Issues: Pedagogical Approaches to Defusing the Undergraduate Linguistic Classroom.  Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

2006

"Student ESL Internships as a Model for Teaching Multiculturalism," 5th Annual Texas National Association for Multicultural Education Conference. With M. Crabtree, J. Hoover, N. Jahnke, K. Jones, J. Kelly and S. Sellers.

2006

"The importance of legacy documentation to the Tohono O'odham, " Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.  With Daniel Lopez.

2005

"Language Documentation in the Tohono O'odham Community," Conference on Language Documentation: Theory, Practice, and Values, 2005 LSA Linguistic Institute, MIT/Harvard.

2005

"Documenting the Documentation:  the Case of O’odham," First Annual Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, University of Utah.

2004

"Language change and Motion Verbs in Tohono O'odham," Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.

2004

"How many reduplications are there in Tohono O'odham?" Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, University of California at Santa Barbara.

2003

"More on Phonological Variation in Tigrinya," 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg, Germany.

2003

"Rhythmic Control in Tohono O'odham," Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

2002

"Metrical Consistency in Two Poetic Genres of Tohono O'odham," Organized Session on Diachronic Poetics, Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association.

2002

"Distributive Reduplication in Tohono O'odham," Thirty-first Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.

2002

"Prosodic inconsistency in Tohono O’odham distributive reduplication," Western Conference on Linguistics.

2002

"Syntactic Inversions in English Meter:  Implications for Optimality Theory," 2002 Toulouse Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse, France.

2002

"Covert Quantity Sensitivity in Tohono O'odham," Texas Linguistic Society.

2002

"Prosodic Variation as Constraint Re-ranking:  Evidence from Tohono O'odham," Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

2001

"Rhythm and Clash in the Western Dialect of Tohono O’odham," Ninth Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester, England.

2001

"Dialect Variation and Stress Clash in Tohono O'odham," Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

2001

"Vowel Cooccurrence Patterns in Buchan Scots English," Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

1999

"A Reanalysis of Bidirectionality in Auca," Twenty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Conference on Linguistics.

1999

"Mora-Counting Meter in Somali," Recent Developments in Generative Metrics, University of Toronto, Canada.

1999

"Unfaithful Bases and Syncope in Tohono O'odham Reduplication," Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

1999

"Stress and Noncyclicity in Auca Stress Trains," Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

1997

"Destressing in the Clitic Group," Eastern States Conference on Linguistics.

1997

"The Morpheme-to-Stress Principle in Tohono O'odham," Fifth Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester.

1997

"Evidence for Headless Feet in Metrical Theory," Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

1996

"On Epenthetic Vowels and Headship," Southwest Optimality Theory Workshop 2, University of California, Irvine.

1996

"Degenerate Feet and Morphology in Tohono O'odham," Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

1996

"Aspiration in Tohono O'odham," Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

1995

"'Poetic Meter » Morphology' in Tohono O'odham," Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

1995

"Subtractive Morphology, Tohono O'odham and Optimality Theory," Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. (With A. Fountain)

1994

"Prosody drives the Syntax," Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society.

1993

"Too Many Vowels:  The Phonology of Syllables in Tohono O'odham" Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Western Conference on Linguistics.

1992

"Topicalization in Guadeloupan and Martiniquan Creole," Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages.

 

Poster Presentations

2011

"Prosodic Phrasing in Tohono O'odham Narrative," Poster presented at the DFW Metroplex Conference.  Denton, TX.  (With L. McLain Pierce.)

2011

"The Science of Documenting Endangered Languages," Poster presented as part of "Documenting Endangered Languages: NSF-NEH Del Projects in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the LSA Panel on Endangered Languages" Panel sponsored by the Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Pittsburgh, PA. (With S. Penfield.)

2011

"Community-Based Approaches to Student Training: Service-Learning in a Language Revitalization Course," Poster presented at the 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i. 2011.

2010

"Intensive Student Engagement: Service-Learning with Indigenous Language Communities," Engaging Students: The Process & Product of Effective Active Learning, The University of Texas at Arlington, October 8, 2010.  (With A. Lober McKeever, L. McLain Pierce, S. Cooper.)

2010

"The Contrast System in Tohono O'odham Stops," 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, University of New Mexico.  July 8-10, 2010. (With C. Kilpatrick and N. Dubey.)

 

Panels and Special Sessions (organizer)

2011

"Documenting Endangered Languages: NSF-NEH Del Projects in Honor of the

20th Anniversary of the LSA Panel on Endangered Languages." Panel Sponsored by the Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Pittsburgh, PA. (With S. Penfield.)

 

Invited colloquia

2013

"Why Phonology Matters to Language Revitalization.," University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

2012

"Outreach Intersecting with Research:  Our Chickasaw Language Collaboration," University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

2012

"Methodologies and Elicitation Techniques for Prosodic Documentation," University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

2012

"Revitalizing Native American Languages."  Richland College, Richland, TX. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

2012

"Prosodic Documentation of Endangered Languages: Case Studies from the American Southwest," Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

2011

"Community-Based Language Research: Case Studies from the American Southwest," University of California, Santa Barbara.

2011

"Community-Based Research Models in Language Documentation and Revitalization: Three Case Studies from the American Southwest," University of North Texas.

2009

"Legacy Materials and Language Documentation for the Tohono O’odham Language," Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics.

2008

"Language Activism and Language Planning:  An Assessment of Revitalization Efforts in the Tohono O’odham Community," University of Montana.

 

Talk and visit supported by the Visiting Scholar Program, Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the University of Montana.  Visit included giving guest lectures in two classes.

2004

"Evaluating Optimality Theory," University of Missouri, Columbia.

2004

"Rhythm in Tohono O'odham Grammar," Invited talk given at:

     -University of Utah

     - University of New Mexico

     - University of Texas, Austin

2002

"The Influence of Rhythm in Tohono O'odham," University of Oregon, Eugene.

2001

"Rhythm in Tohono O'odham," Arizona State University, Tempe.

2001

"Rhythm and Clash in Western Tohono O’odham," University of Rochester.

2001

"Optimality and Somali Meter, " School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England.

2001

"Representations of Rhythm and Clash in Tohono O’odham," University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

2001

"Optimality Theoretic Metrics:  Three Case Studies," University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

2001

"Aspects of Rhythm in Tohono O’odham," Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

2001

"What do representations tell us?  Stress Clash in Tohono O'odham," McGill University, Montreal, Can.

2001

"Stress Clash in Western Tohono O'odham," University of Arizona, Tucson.

1999

"Symmetry in Tohono O'odham Stress," Invited talk given at:

     -University of Toronto (1999)

     - University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

"The Morpheme-to-Stress Principle in Tohono O'odham," Invited talk given at:

-        University of Arizona (1998)

-        University of California, Berkeley (1997)

1998

"A 'Rhythm Rule' in Tohono O'odham," University of Arizona

1997

"Destressing and Correspondence in the Clitic Group: Evidence from Tohono O'odham," Stanford University.

1997

"A Morphological Asymmetry in Tohono O’odham Stress," California State University,  Fresno.

1995

"The Structure and Status of Native American Languages," Loyola University.

 

REgional/Outreach TALKS and Lectures

2013

"Revitalizing Native American Languages." Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.

2012

"Endangerment and Revitalization of Native American Languages." Lecture as part of the Coppell Reads program.  William T. Cozby Public Library, Coppell, TX.

2012

"Native American Languages," guest lecture at El Centro College, Dallas, TX.

2011

"Language Research as Social Justice: Native American Language Communities in the Southwest," lecture at the Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church

 

Internal colloquia and TALKS

2011

Endangered Languages Week:

     -Panelist, "The Linguists" screening

     -"Verbal Arts in Native American Languages;" both part of Endangered Languages Week.

 

2011

"The Multicultural Language(s) of Texas and Oklahoma." Maversity Workshop talk. Sponsored by Leaders Educating About Diversity (LEAD) Team, Department of Multicultural Affairs. October 4, 2011.

 

2005

"Lessons from an Endangered Language: The Tohono O'odham of Arizona," Dept. of English, Texas Tech University.

 

2003

"Rhythm in Non-Western Poetry," International Month, Dept. of English, Texas Tech University.

 

1997

"Why Linguists Should Know About Tohono O'odham (Papago)," San José State University.

 

 

1996

"Correspondence Constraints and Metrical Structure in Stress Clash," University of Arizona Meter Group.

1994

"Tohono O'odham Song Meter and Optimality Theory," University of Arizona.

 

 

Training and Community Teaching

2014

Keynote and presenter, "Talking Dictionaries for Indigenous Languages." Indigenous Language Documentation and Revitalization Seminar, Symposium on the American Indian. Northeastern State University. April 10-11, 2014. Tahlequah, OK.

2014

"CoLang Workshop: Working with Endangered Languages." Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakening Languages of the Gulf South. Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Overview of CoLang 2014 with demonstrations of ELAN and FLEx software)

2013

FLEx: Fieldworks Language Explorer Software.  American Indian Language Development Institute. (2 hour workshop and training)

2013

Keynote and presenter, "Immersion for Native Languages." Indigenous Language Documentation and Revitalization Seminar,  Symposium on the American Indian.  Northeastern State University.  April 11-12, 2013. Tahlequah, OK.

2012

"Demonstrating the FLEx Database," Oklahoma Native Language Association Conference.  Tahlequah, OK.  October, 30-31, 2012. (With L. McLain Pierce)

2012

Training for Chickasaw Apprentices and second language learners on Chickasaw phonology. Chickasaw Language Revitalization program. Ada, OK.

2012

FLEx database training for Choctaw Language Program's language teachers.  Durant, OK.

2012

Lead presenter, organizer and workshop facilitator, "The Grammar of Sound: Creating Sound Memories for Teaching Your Language." Language Revitalization Workshop, Symposium on the American Indian.  Northeastern State University.  April 12-13, 2012. Tahlequah, OK.

     -"Making Sound and Culture Work Together in Native American Language Teaching"

     -"Introduction to Phonetics for Native Languages"

     -"Hands-on development of a teaching product for pronunciation lessons"

2012

Training and evaluation for the Sauk Language Department Master-Apprentice program/ANA grant. Stroud, OK.

2011

Team leader, FLEx database Workshop for the Sauk, Chickasaw and Choctaw language programs. Ada, OK.

2011

Presenter, "How can Knowing About Vowels Help Teach Your Language?", "2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life," Oklahoma Native Language Association Conference. Ada, OK.

2011

Team leader and presenter, "Agreement in Tohono O'odham and Chickasaw." Language Revitalization Workshop, Symposium on the American Indian.  Northeastern State University.  April 15, 2011. Tahlequah, OK.

2010

"Making Phonetics Useful in Your Language Classroom," Oklahoma Native Language Association Conference.  Ada, OK.  October, 14-15, 2010.

2010

Instructor, 2010 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop. University of Oklahoma. May 24-28, 2010.  Norman, OK.

2010

Team Leader, Language Revitalization Workshop, Symposium on the American Indian.  Northeastern State University.  April 15-16, 2010. Tahlequah, OK.

2009

Participant, Language Revitalization, Symposium on the American Indian.  Northeastern State University.  April 16-17, 2009. Tahlequah, OK.

2007

Guest lecture on "Language Endangerment," Tohono O'odham Community College, September 27 and October 2, 2007.

2007

Guest lecture on "Tohono O'odham Dialects," Tohono O'odham Community College, July 11, 2007

2007

Language Workshop, Tohono O'odham Community College, July 8-15, 2007.  (Co-organized with D. Lopez; brought 3 graduate students.)

 

WORKSHOPS

2008

 

Participant, Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Department Chairs' Seminar.  October 9-11, 2008.  San Diego, CA.

2006

Panelist, "Translation as Culture: Translation, Globalism, and the Comparative Pursuit," Tech Comparatist Association Workshop.  (Texas Tech University)

2006

Panelist, "Public Works, Scholarly Acts: Working Out Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered," Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center Faculty roundtable (Texas Tech University)

2006

Speaker, "Service-Learning and ESL Tutoring as a Way of Connecting with Diverse Communities," Closing the Gaps Educational Summit: A P-16 Partnership.  Lubbock, Texas.  With F. Benavidez, K. Jones, J. Lindeman, C. Ramírez, and L. Simmons.

2005

E-MELD Workshop on Morphosyntactic Annotation and Terminology: Linguistic Ontologies and Data Categories for Linguistic Resources (field linguist contributing to Native American working group)

 

 Honors and Awards

2013

UTA Faculty Service-Learning Award nominee (UT Arlington)

2008

President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award, Dept. of English nominee (Texas Tech University)

2007

President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award, Dept. of English nominee (Texas Tech University)

2007 – 8

Faculty Development Leave (Texas Tech University)

2006

Spencer Wells Faculty Award, Dept. of English nominee (Texas Tech University)

2004

Teaching Academy (Texas Tech University)

1997

Honorary Faculty Member, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society (University of Pittsburgh)

1991 – 94

Graduate College Fellowship (University of Arizona)

1989 – 91

Presidential Fellowship (Loyola University)

 

STUDENT SUPERVISION

The University of Texas at Arlington

Doctoral Dissertations (Director)

Heather Beal. 2011. The Segments and Tones of Soyaltepec Mazatec.

Ashley Lober McKeever.  In progress. Topics in Fur Phonology and Morphology.

Lori McLain Pierce.  In progress.  Title TBA (on Choctaw phonology).

 

Doctoral Dissertations (Committee Member)

Jill Riepe.  2008.  The Verbs of Esther.

Deborah King. 2010. Voice and valence-altering operations in Falam Chin.   

Tod Allman.  2011.  The Translator's Assistant: A multilingual natural language generator based on linguistic universals, typologies, and primitives.

Larry Rogers. 2012. American Sign Language Verb Categories in Constructed Action.

Yuhvraj Brahmin. In progress.

Natalie Raun Carter. In progress.

 

M.A. Exam Committee (Committee Member)

Carla Parra. 2008.

Gabrielle Zimmerman. 2009.

Reem Soliman. 2009.

 

The University of Texas at Austin

       Doctoral Dissertations (Committee Member)

              Alena Horn. 2010. Poetic Organization and Poetic License in the Lyrics of Hank Williams, Sr. and Snoop

Dogg.

 

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics

              M.A. Thesis (Committee Member)

Carla Unseth. 2012. A Review of Basic Oral Language Documentation (BOLD) methodology based on a phonological sketch of Laari.

 

Swarthmore College

Honors External Examiner (2009, 2011)

 

Texas Tech University

M.A.

Jared Hoover.  2008.  M.A. in English Portfolio. (second reader)

Nathan Jahnke.  2008.  M.A. in English Portfolio. (second reader)

Kristen Jones.  2008.  M.A. in English Portfolio. (second reader)

Ann-Marie Simmonds.  2006.  M.A. in English Portfolio. (second reader)

Matthew Offner.  2006.  M.A. in Applied Linguistics Comprehensive Exam.

Sultan Turkan.  2005.  M.A. in Applied Linguistics Thesis. (third reader)

Maggie Degenhardt.  2005.  M.Ed.  Comprehensive Exam.

Julie Sokolowski.  2003.  M.A. in English Portfolio. (chair)

 

Undergraduate Theses

Blacita Diaz. 2006.  McNair Research Project, "Language Loss."  B.Ed.

 

State University of New York at Buffalo

Ph.D. Qualifying Papers

Tom McClive.  2001.  Efforts Toward Language Shift Reversal in Welsh:  An Application of Fishman's Criteria for Language Maintenance. (third reader)

Joy Wu.  2001.  Reduplication in Amis.

Kimio Tanihara. 2001. Line crossover as rhythm adjustment in Japanese verse.

 

M.A.

Lilián Guerrero.  2001.  Foot Structure and Grouping Harmony in Southeastern Tepehuan.

Sayaka Abe.  2000. Perception of Rhythm in a Musical Phrase - An Analysis in Optimality Theory.

Yongeun Lee.  2000. Positional Faithfulness in Non-Privileged Positions: [Lateral] in Korean.

Wright Frank.  1999.  Nuer morphology. (third reader)

 

Honors Theses

Jennifer Sandonato.  2000. An OT Analysis of the poetry of Juan Boscón. Honors Thesis. State University of New York at Buffalo.

 

University of Pittsburgh                                                                                                  

M.A.

Sondra Ahlén.  1997.  MA thesis (second reader)

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Linguistics

Aspects of Language

Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

Linguistic Science

Language in a Pluralistic America

Language in a Multicultural America

Language and Social Issues

Modern English

Patterns of English

Structure of English: Sound System

Modern English Syntax

Introduction to Phonology

Native Languages of North America

Rhythm

Language, Race, and Equality (Honors Seminar)

ESL/Literacy Internship

 

Cross-listed Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics

Phonology

Phonology 1

Phonological Theory 1

Phonology 2

Endangered Languages

 

Graduate Courses

Field Methods (both as a semester course and as a year-long course)

Advanced Phonological Theory

Phonological Theory

Phonology 2

Morphology-Prosody Interface (seminar)

Optimality Theory (seminar)

Rhythm (seminar)

English Phonology

Phonology

Principles of Language

American English Dialects and Multiculturalism

Endangered Languages

ESL/Literacy Practicum

TESOL Teaching and Observation

TESOL Practicum

Survey of Linguistic Theories

Sustainability and Language Endangerment (seminar)

 

Professional Memberships

Linguistic Society of America

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Foundation for Endangered Languages

 

Professional ACTIVITIES

Service to the Profession

2013

Chair, Activism Subcommittee, Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation, Linguistic Society of America

2013 – 2015

Member, Awards Committee, Linguistic Society of America

2012 – 2014

Member, Nominating Committee, Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas

2011 – 2016

Member, Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation, Linguistic Society of America

2006

President, Linguistic Association of the Southwest

2005

Vice-President/President-Elect and Program Chair, Linguistic Association of the Southwest

2005–2007

Executive Committee, Linguistic Association of the Southwest

 

Boards

Member of the Advisory Circle, Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang/InField)

Member of the Advisory Scientific Board, Phonologie de l'Anglais Contemporain (PAC)

Advisory Committee, 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

 

 

Reviewing

Presses:  University of California Press, De Gruyter Mouton, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, John Benjamins Press

 

Journals: Phonology, International Journal of American Linguistics, Linguistic Inquiry, Anthropological   Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics, Language Sciences, English Language and Linguistics, Language and Education, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, Language Documentation and Conservation

 

Conferences: West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Western Conference on Linguistics,  Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, LabPhon, International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation, 18th International Conference of Korean Linguistics (ICKL 2012) and the Xuzhou Conference on Linguistic Sciences, Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages

 

Proceedings: Papers of the Algonquian Conference

 

Grant Proposals: National Science Foundation (Linguistics; Documenting Endangered Languages)

 

Faculty Development Proposals (York University, PA; CUNY)

 

Pre-tenure, tenure, and promotion candidates, external reviewer (various institutions)

 

Contributions to University-wide Initiatives at Texas Tech University

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (2007)

Carnegie Foundation Application (2006)

Peace Corps International Master's Proposal (2006)

Tunisia Fulbright Proposal (2006)

Diversity Brochure (2006)

Admissions Photo Shoot (2006)

 

Departmental Service

2013 -

Chair, Advisory Committee for Tenure and Promotion (Department of Linguistics, The University of Texas at Arlington)

2013

Chair, Graduate Studies Committee (Department of Linguistics, The University of Texas at Arlington)

2010 – 2011

Department of Linguistics & TESOL Graduate Program Review Self-Study (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2008 –  

Department of Linguistics & TESOL Graduate Studies Committee (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2008 – 2011

Faculty Advisor for LINGUA (graduate student linguistics organization; The University of Texas at Arlington)

2008 – 2010

Undergraduate Advisor (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2008 – 2009

Co-Chair of Comprehensive/Diagnostic Exam Committee (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2008 – 2010

Departmental TA Orientation (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2006 – 2007

Member, Executive Committee (Texas Tech University)

2005 – 2007

Member, Merit Committee (Texas Tech University)

2005 – 2007

Member, Ad-hoc Diversity Committee (Texas Tech University)

2005 – 2006

Member, Tenure and Promotion Procedures Committee (Texas Tech University)

2004 – 2005

Chair, Linguistics Search Committee (Texas Tech University)

2004 – 2005

Member, Alumni and Friends Committee (Texas Tech University)

2004 – 2008

Member, Teaching Committee (Texas Tech University)

2003 – 2008

Director of Linguistics (Texas Tech University)

2002 – 2005

Member, Student Recruitment Committee (Texas Tech University)

2001 – 2002

Member, Chinese Linguist Search Committee (University at Buffalo)

2000 – 2002

Chair, Colloquium Committee (University at Buffalo)

1998 – 2001

Coordinator, Departmental TA Orientation (University at Buffalo)

1998 – 2000

Director of Supervised Teaching (University at Buffalo)

1997

LLDSA Scholarship Committee (San José State University)

1997 – 1998

M.A. Comprehensive Exam Grader (San José State University)

1996 – 1997

Undergraduate Advisor (University of Pittsburgh)

1996 – 1997

Coordinated Undergraduate Lunches for Linguistics Majors (University of Pittsburgh)

1992 – 1993

President, Linguistics Circle (University of Arizona)

1992

Graduate Student Faculty Representative (University of Arizona)

 

College Service

2013 –

College Committee on Tenure and Promotion, College of Liberal Arts (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2013 –

Research Committee, College of Liberal Arts (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2009 – 2011

Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2009 – 10

Steering Committee, Global Research Institute Festival of Ideas for the College of Liberal Arts (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2009

Federal Appropriations Request (2 proposals; The University of Texas at Arlington)

2008

Proposal team, McDowell Center for Critical Languages. (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2005 - 2006

Mentor, Women Faculty Mentoring Program; College of Arts and Sciences (Texas Tech University)

2003 – 2006

Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee; College of Arts and Sciences (Texas Tech University)

 

University Service

2014

Member, Dean's Review Committee for Honors College Dean (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2013

Faculty Senate (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2011, 2012

Faculty Judge, Academic Celebration of Excellence (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2010 –

Co-Advisor, Native American Student Association (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2010 – 12

Vice Chair, Association of Directors and Chairs (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2010

Faculty Judge, Honors Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2009

Faculty Senate (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2008 – 2009

Internal member, Program Review Team, Graduate Program review for Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2007

Invited reviewer, President's Book Award (Texas Tech University)

2005 – 2006

Steering Committee, Annual Women's Studies Conference (Texas Tech University)

2005 – 2007

Faculty participant, Center for Diversity Leadership in Education; College of Education (Texas Tech University)

2004

Invited reviewer, President's Book Award; Texas Tech University

2001 – 2002

Member of the Steering Committee of the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG); University at Buffalo

2001 – 2002

Software/Hardware Standards 2002 Committee; University at Buffalo

 

Community Service

(See above section on Training and Community Teaching for language revitalization and tribal language work)

Grant and other support and assistance for revitalization projects for various Oklahoma tribal groups

Developing departmental partnerships with local service agencies (Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, AISD, LIFT ESL classes at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, World Relief)

Undergraduate tutor internship supervisor, ESL program with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth.  Spring 2009.

ESL/Literacy Service-Learning Initiative, providing approximately 30 ESL tutors (3-4 additional adult ESL classes) per semester to Literacy Lubbock from Spring 2006 to Spring 2008.

Consultant, Media guide for the Lubbock Hawks, National Women's Basketball League franchise January 2005.

"Rhythm in Non-Western Poetry," Lecture for International Month, Texas Tech University.  February 25, 2003.

Consultant, Arizona Native American Online Dictionary Project.  March 2001 – current.  (University of Arizona)

"American English and Its Varieties," July 6, 2001.  Lecture for Fulbright Scholars, International Students.  English Language Institute.  (University at Buffalo)

 

Community Outreach Events Promoting ESL/Literacy Service-Learning Initiative

Fiestas del Llano, Lubbock Texas.  September 2006

Back to School Fiesta, Texas Tech University.  August 2006.

Closing the Gaps Coalition Planning Meeting (June 2006) and Presentation (November 1, 2006)

 

FIELDWORK/LANGUAGE CONSULTANT WORK

Tohono O'odham (Tepiman;  Uto-Aztecan)

Chickasaw (Muskogean)

Choctaw (Muskogean – Oklahoma variety)

Cherokee (Iroquoian – Oklahoma variety)

Somali (Cushitic;  Afro-Asiatic)

Western Apache (Apachean;  Athabaskan)

St. Barthelemy Creole and related varieties (Caribbean French Creole)

Tigrinya (Semitic;  Afro-Asiatic)