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



Field Methods Courses

To attend the four weeks of field methods (June 30-July 25, 2014), you must attend the preceding two weeks of workshops (June 16-27, 2014).

Course Information
The Field Methods courses will be four-week courses based on the idea of a traditional doctoral course in field methods. It will differ from other workshop classes in being intensive, with multiple linguistic consultants per language, and will directly build off the technological skills taught in the workshops. We anticipate offering three sections of Field Methods simultaneously depending on student demand, with each section working on a different language.

Ideally, participants in the Field Methods course should have completed, at a minimum, one university-level course in phonetics/phonology and one university-level course in morphology/syntax, or the equivalent. It is expected that most participants will have had training beyond this level, but under some circumstances, participants without this background may be permitted to enroll. If you do not come from a linguistics background, we ask that you register for Introduction to Linguistics 1, Introduction to Linguistics 2 and Transcription during the two-week workshops.

Applicants who are actively involved in fieldwork and documentation or can demonstrate a clear intention to undertake linguistic fieldwork or documentation will be given priority. Students enrolled in Field Methods will be required to attend the CoLang workshops as well, as the course will draw directly on the workshop curriculum.

Costs to Attend Entire Six Weeks
Meals and housing are calculated for arrival on June 15, 2014 and departure on July 26, 2014. (Total estimate, excluding transportation: $4300.00.)

Registration (tuition): $2250.00
On-Campus lodging: $1200.00
Food costs (campus dining plan) $850.00
Transportation costs (your responsibility)
Note: These costs include the two week workshop session preceding the Field Methods courses.

Housing and food costs are based on double room occupancy (2 people to a shared in room restroom) in the newer dorms on campus for the nights listed. If you plan to arrive a day early or stay a day late, additional days will be charged at $30 per night. You will be responsible for your own meals during any additional days outside of the date range listed above.

A limited number of single occupancy rooms will be available, but at a higher rate of $2125 for the entire six weeks of workshops.

Field Methods Courses:
There will be three field methods options with the possibility of adding a fourth, depending on interest.

Innu (Cree; Algonquian language family) - Dr. Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Apoala Mixtec (Oto-Manguean language family) - Dr. Christian Dicanio, Haskins Laboratories / Yale University (Note: Class elicitations will be conducted in Spanish)
Alabama (in the Muskogean language family) - Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, University of Texas at Arlington
Ngambai (Sudanic branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family) - Dr. Amanda Miller, Ohio State University