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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Ethnobotany 1


Description

Location: Preston Hall 110
Week 1: Monday, June 16-Thursday, June 19
Period 4: 4:00-5:30 pm

Hands-on practical community-based tools for assessing knowledge of nature, and natural materials, including traditional ecological knowledge.

Ethnobotany is the study of human interactions with plants. This is accomplished by documenting, describing and explaining the complex relationships people have with plants and across societies. It could include plants in use for basketry, weaponry, medicine, food and dyes. Participants will learn to discover, document and assess knowledge in these realms. If available, participants are encouraged to bring cameras (many phone cameras are sufficient) or video cameras, binoculars and notepads. Participants should be dressed appropriately for brief stints in outdoor weather in Texas, including bringing water and close-toed shoes.


Instructors

Karen Hall - Click here to view her biography.
Will McClatchey - Click here to view his biography.