Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington
Indigenous Languages Documentation and Revitalization Seminar
This seminar was part of the 39th Annual Symposium on the American Indian, "Hands Across Nations: Smart Legacies — Strong Spirits," held at Northeastern State University, April 11-16, 2011. Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald was one of the presenters.
Agreeing to Agree: How Words are Linked Together?
Description: This workshop (April 15, 2011) will focus on the relationship between nouns and verbs. First, we will refresh our understanding of what nouns and verbs are. Then we will look at different ways nouns and verbs go together. This is called "agreement" in linguistics. We will notice that in many cases, the noun is expressed as part of the verb. Speakers from each language represented at the workshop will get a chance to explore ways nouns and verbs go together in their language and report back to the group. Finally, we will develop teaching materials that the participants can use to help their learners acquire noun-verb agreement in their heritage language.
Workshop leaders: Brad Montgomery-Anderson and Marcellino Berardo
Teaching team: Brad Montgomery-Anderson, Colleen Fitzgerald, Alice Monshihonthin Saunsoci, Ardis Toingthehe Eschenberg, and Frank Thugana Saunsoci, and Marcellino Berardo
- Marcellino Berardo on "Agreeing to Agree: How Words are linked together" — Introduction and Shawnee agreement
- Alice Saunsoci, Logan Saunsoci, Ardis Eschenberg on "Teaching Agreement in Native Languages" — Omaha agreement and approaches to creating immersion lessons on this topic
- Colleen Fitzgerald on "Agreement in Tohono O'odham and Chickasaw"
- Brad Montgomery-Anderson on "Agreement in Cherokee"
- Agreement worksheet