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



Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins


Ewa's primary research involves the Salish languages of western North America. With the late M. Dale Kinkade, she co-edited the first book devoted solely to the study of Salish languages, Salish Languages and Linguistics (Mouton, 1998). She has written on the phonology, morphology and syntax of Salish languages, focusing on Nxa’amxcin and North Straits, and is currently engaged in a long-term project to create a print dictionary and a web-accessible dictionary and database for Nxa’amxcin. After 2000, Ewa’s theoretical interests in Salish evolved into a commitment to collaborative, community-based work in language and language revitalization. She participated in a major SSHRC partnership grant whose focus was language revitalization of SENĆOŦEN and Hul'q'umi'num' Salish. In addition to being one of the initiators of the partnership, Ewa served as Principal Investigator and Director of the grant (2002-2004, 2007-2010). Her community-engaged work has included projects on ethical issues in linguistic fieldwork, on Community-Based Language Research methodology in linguistics, on policies and practices in evaluating community-engaged scholarship, and on language revitalization. Since 2003 she has been active in supporting the development and delivery of the Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization and the Indigenous Language Revitalization Bachelor's and Master's programs at UVIC.

CoLang 2014 Courses
Blurring the Lines
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Pedagogical Phonetics
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