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





Location: Preston Hall 203
Week 2: Monday, June 23-Thursday, June 26
Period 3: 2:15-3:45 pm
Period 4: 4:00-5:30 pm

In this workshop we outline the complex process of designing an orthography. While phonological analysis is usually straightforward and can be done in a reasonably short period of time, orthography development is a process that involves much more than a phonological analysis. We walk students through some of the considerations one may have to take into account when designing an orthography, such as script, standardization, politics and religion. We provide an opportunity for hands-on analysis and aim to exchange experiences, brainstorm, and expand resources together.

The following book is suggested, but not required:
Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages by Michael Cahill and Keren Rice
This will be available from the UTA bookstore.

Course Bibliography
Slides, draft (PowerPoint)
Slides, draft (PDF)


Michael Cahill - Click here to view his biography.
Keren Rice - Click here to view her biography.