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



Colleen Fitzgerald


Colleen Fitzgerald is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and TESOL at The University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her doctorate at the University of Arizona in 1997. Her research has focused on phonological theory (especially prosody and reduplication) and language documentation and revitalization of Native American languages, with more than twenty published articles and chapters on these topics. Her main focus has been Tohono O’odham, the languages of the Southwest and Oklahoma, especially Chickasaw in collaboration with Joshua Hinson. Much of her work draws on service-learning and collaboration with indigenous communities, including current partnerships and projects with the tribal language programs for Chickasaw Nation, Cherokee Nation, and Choctaw Nation. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and various other external and internal grants. She directs UT Arlington’s Native American Languages Lab and co-directs the Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshops with Mary Linn. In addition, she is director of the 2014 Institute on Collaborative Language Research: CoLang 2014.

CoLang 2014 Courses
Alabama (Muskogean)
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Phonological Documentation Methods - 2hr
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Service Learning for Undergraduate Courses - 2hr
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