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

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Tracy Hirata-Edds


Biography

Tracy Hirata-Edds received her PhD in Child Language from the University of Kansas and teaches in the KU Applied English Center. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher and a Fulbright Scholar teacher trainer in Nepal. Her professional interests include endangered language revitalization, documentation, immersion schools, teacher training, assessment design, language learning, and children’s first and second language development. She partners with Native communities for language and culture maintenance and revitalization, including serving as an advisor to Cherokee Nation's immersion school and conducting research related to language learning, teaching, and revitalization issues. Additionally, she supports revitalization efforts by providing workshops and teacher trainings in a variety of venues, including Oklahoma’s Breath of Life.


CoLang 2014 Courses
Teaching Materials for Indigenous Languages
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Teaching Methods for Indigenous Languages
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Cherokee Immersion Demonstration - 2hr
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