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



Language and Wellness


Location: Preston Hall 206
Week 1: Tuesday, June 17-Friday, June 20
Period 1: 8:30-10:00 am

This course discusses providing evidence for the connection between ancestral language use and wellness/health. When we can establish a significant correlation between ancestral language use and individual/group wellness, funders such as NIH will fund language programs, including documentation projects, health care providers will be comfortable prescribing language activities instead of drugs or surgery to prevent and combat disease.

The goal of the workshop is to give participants focused time to consider the issue of ancestral language use/learning and its connection to physical wellness; they can then design and implement their own projects based on the literature in this field, their workshop experience in project design, and their knowledge about credible outcomes and potential funding sources.

Language and Wellness Notes (6/17/14 to 6/20/14)


Alice Taff - Click here to view her biography.
Michael Young - Click here to view his biography.