Native Languages of the Southwest at UT Arlington
From the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop; the Alabama group, with UT Arlington Linguistics &Student Lori McLain Pierce

Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington

CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language Research

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Course List

The Schedule for the 2014 Institute will involve Four-Day workshops (lasting 6 hours total; two series of these, one in Week 1 and the second in Week 2) and Two-Hour Workshops (lasting two hours total; occurring on two days, and are scheduled on two days, Friday, June 20 and Monday June 23). The scheduling for the different workshops and other events is online here. We are no longer accepting workshop proposals.

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Four-Day Workshops (by Area)
Basics
Grantwriting Structuring a proposal and making a convincing case (Week 1)
Introduction to Linguistics 1 Essential concepts of linguistic structure (Week 1)
Introduction to Linguistics 2 Essential concepts of linguistic structure (Week 2)
Lexicography Principles; Dictionary creation; specialized software (Week 1)
Orthography The process of designing a writing system (Week 2)
Steps First Day Workshop A workshop for everyone to take on the first day of CoLang. No registration needed. (Monday, June 16-- 9:45 - 11:15 AM)
Transcription Theory and practice: phonetic, discourse and other systems (Week 2)
Lexicography Principles; Dictionary creation; specialized software (Week 1)
 
Technology (Basic Tech Use; Annotation, Data Management Software)
Advanced ELAN Techniques Advanced techniques beyond ELAN 1 & 2, including media, mobilization, interlinearization, and analysis (Week 2)
Audio 1 Basic techniques in recording and post-processing (Week 1)
Audio 2 Adv. techniques in recording and post-processing (Week 2)
Data Management and Archiving Metadata; workflow; process and current tools; archives; corpus creation; mobilization (Week 1)
ELAN 1 Basic methods in aligning texts to video and audio (Week 1)
ELAN 2 Adv. methods in aligning texts to video and audio (Week 2)
FLEx 1 Basic use of lexicography and text analysis software (Week 1)
FLEx 2 Adv. use of lexicography and text analysis software (Week 2)
Miromaa Language Technology Program: Tools and techniques for Language Documentation and Conservation Software for language programs (Week 1)
Principles of Database Design Design and use of a database management system (DBMS) (Week 2)
Using Technology for Language Documentation and Revitalization in Digital Domains Using the model of Cherokee Nation's language program, learn how to incorporate digital technology into language documentation and revitalization efforts (Week 2)
Video 1 Basic techniques in recording and post-processing (Week 1)
Video 2 Adv. techniques in recording and post-processing (Week 2)
 
Community Language work
Blurring the Lines Skills for collaborative community-based research (Week 1)
Community Language Archives Archives: what they are, what they are good for, and how they are created (Week 2)
Indigenous Language Revitalization Learn about the role of language in identity and relationships, examine cultural dynamics and best practices, and learn about language program planning and producing speakers (Week 1)
Language Activism Outreach skills for the promotion of linguistic diversity (Week 1)
Language and Wellness Learn how heritage language use/learning is connected to health & wellness and begin planning your own language/health project (Week 1)
Life in Communities Ethical, practical, and interpersonal aspects of research (Week 2)
Survey Methods Design and use of language vitality and attitudes surveys (Week 2)
 
Applications
Ethnobotany 1 Hands-on practical community-based tools for assessing knowledge of nature, and natural materials, including traditional ecological knowledge.(Week 1)
Ethnobotany 2 Advanced hands-on practical community-based tools for assessing knowledge of nature, and natural materials, including traditional ecological knowledge. (Week 2)
Master-Apprentice Adult Immersion Developing this one-on-one approach to adult language learning/teaching with fluent elders of indigenous languages (Week 2)
Pedagogical Grammars Making grammatical analysis accessible to lang. learners (Week 2)
Pedagogical Phonetics Making phonetic analysis accessible to lang. learners (Week 1)
Teaching Materials for Indigenous Languages Developing curriculum and assessment techniques for indigenous language classrooms (Week 1)
Teaching Methods for Indigenous Languages Methods and approaches for teaching indigenous languages (Week 2)
Song Documentation Learn more about the cultural, linguistic and ethical aspects of the study of song (Week 1)
 
Two-hour Workshops
Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) Office Hours and Collection A 2 hour workshop
Cherokee Immersion Demonstration Come experience what happens in a Cherokee immersion class
Ethnobiology 1 Tools for collecting ethnobiological data
Ethnobiology 2 Tools for collecting ethnobiological data
FLEx Office Hours Get answers to your questions and feedback on your FLEx database
Grants Practicum Begin a grant proposal or get feedback on a current project
Introduction to GIS Learn how to incorporate Geographic Information Systems into your language work
Introduction to Rapid Word Collection Learn how Rapid Word Collection can help jump start any dictionary project by using groups of speakers working with semantic domains
IRB Workshop Get feedback on an IRB protocol for an upcoming project
Lexicon Expansion Consider various approaches for expanding a language's lexicon and the consequences for the language community
NSF/DEL Office Hours Come get advice on funding your projects through the NSF/DEL funding.
Personal Well-being in Minority Language Communities Discussion of topics encountered in the field, such as culture shock, health preparedness and gender & sexuality
Phonological Documentation Methods Learn best practices in documenting phonological (sound) features of a language
PRAAT for Beginners/PRAAT para principiantes Learn how to use the acoustic software Praat to record and analyze sound files
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH) Office Hours Mary Linn, the NAL curator, will gladly 1) collect your materials at CoLang, 2) take loans of your materials to digitize and return, or 3) discuss with you about how and why to deposit language materials in an archive.
Semantic/Pragmatic Documentation Learn best practices in documenting semantic (meaning) and pragmatic (meaning in context) features of a language
Service Learning with Undergraduates Learn how to incorporate service learning in the community into your undergraduate curriculum
Sociolinguistic Documentation Learn best practices in documenting sociolinguistic features of a language
Staying in the Language Learn tips for sustaining talk in a language, whether in conversation, personal narrative, traditional story, etc., for documentation
Surviving Linguistics: Conferences & Publishing Introduction to conference-going, including writing and submitting an abstract, creating a handout or PowerPoint, delivering a paper, and creating posters.
Syntactic Field Methods This workshop will introduce various principles involved in syntactic documentation and investigation including descriptive tools, survey use, and guided elicitation. We will also work through data case studies for illustration and practice.
 
Field Methods Courses
Alabama (Muskogean; [akz]) Muskogean language family (Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, University of Texas at Arlington)
Apoala Mixtec (Otomanguean; [mip]) Oto-Manguean language family (Dr. Christian DiCanio, Haskins Laboratories / Yale University - Note: Class elicitations will be conducted in Spanish)
Ngambai (Nilo-Saharan; [sba]) Sudanic Nilo-Saharan language family (Dr. Amanda Miller, Ohio State University)
Innu Cree (Algonquian; [moe]) Cree; Algonquian language family (Dr. Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin Madison)