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



Susan Penfield


Dr. Susan Penfield received her Ph.D. in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1980. In 2005, she helped to establish the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy where she served as Associate Director in 2006-7. Since the1990s, she has also taught for the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI).From 2008-20011, she directed the Documenting Endangered Languages Program at the National Science Foundation, drawing on her many years of research experience working with Indigenous languages. From 2007-2012 she served as a panelist for the Endangered Languages Documentation Program at the University of London, School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS). In the summers of 2011 and 2012, she taught language policy and planning at the Canadian Indigenous Language and Literacy Development Institute. In 2011, she was appointed as one of twelve members of the Advisory Committee for Google's newly founded initiative on endangered languages (Alliance for Linguistic Diversity) and has been appointed as a Research Associate for a three-year term (2012-2015) for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. After three years at NSF, Dr. Penfield served as a research coordinator for two separate Centers at the University of Arizona, a Title VI Language Resource Center (the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy) and the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry. In 2013, Dr. Penfield retired from the University of Arizona but continues to be active on several boards including the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity and, most recently, the Rosamond and Edward Spicer Foundation which awards grants for community and research efforts in applied anthropology.

CoLang 2014 Courses
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Grants Practicum - 2hr
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