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



Life in Communities


Location: Preston Hall 207
Week 2: Monday, June 23-Thursday, June 26
Period 3: 2:15-3:45 pm
Period 4: 4:00-5:30 pm

This workshop provides an introduction to the personal and practical dimensions of what has historically been called fieldwork, the situation in which a researcher leaves his/her community and goes into another community for the purposes of studying the language and/or culture of the people in that community. Topics covered include preparation for both travel and cross-cultural communication; establishing contact and getting settled in a community; building and maintaining productive and satisfying relationships with consultants, the host community, and local institutions; health and safety in the field; balancing research and social goals; and similar topics.

Workshop Handout (.doc)
Workshop Handout (.pdf)
Health Care Handout (.pdf)
Personal Well-being in Minority Language Communities Course Slides (.pdf)


Lise Dobrin - Click here to view her biography.
Spike Gildea - Click here to view his biography.
Jorge Ros├ęs Labrada - Click here to view his biography.