LINGUIST List 24.1423

Wed Mar 27 2013

Confs: Anthropological Linguistics, Language Documentation/USA

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Date: 26-Mar-2013
From: Colleen Fitzgerald <>
Subject: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages
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Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages Short Title: OWNAL

Date: 13-Apr-2013 - 14-Apr-2013 Location: Tahlequah, OK, USA Contact: Brad Montgomery-Anderson Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation

Meeting Description:

OWNAL: Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2013, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

The Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, announces its 6th annual Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages. OWNAL focuses on descriptive studies of indigenous languages of the Americas. This weekend workshop takes place at the end of the 41st Annual Symposium on the American Indian (April 10-13, 2013).

Dr. Pamela Munro will deliver a keynote address on Saturday. Dr. Munro received her A.B. in History from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego, and is a Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at UCLA. Munro’s research focus is the grammar of indigenous languages of the United States and Latin America; she also publishes on slang, endangered languages, dictionary making, the Wolof language of Senegal, linguistic fieldwork, and other topics in general linguistics. Her publications include dictionaries and grammars of the Mohave, Cahuilla, Chickasaw, Kawaiisu, Wolof, and San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec languages, as well as many papers in books and journals on these and other languages, plus five dictionaries of student slang. Munro’s Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 courses at UCLA focus on the Imbabura Quichua language of Ecuador and the Garifuna language of Belize. Along with her collaborator Mrs. Catherine Willmond, Dr. Munro was awarded the 2010 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for Let’s Speak Chickasaw, Chikashshanompa’ Kilanompoli’.

After the Saturday workshop session, participants will have the opportunity to attend a Powwow that brings together well-known fancy dancers and local Oklahoma tribes. Participants are also invited to arrive in time for the Indigenous Language Revitalization and Documentation Workshop that precedes OWNAL; this year’s theme: ‘Immersion for Native Languages.’ The revitalization workshop occurs on the Thursday evening and Friday preceding the workshop (April 11- 12, 2013).

Questions may be submitted to Brad Montgomery-Anderson ( OWNAL registration: $50, $30 for students. (This fee is primarily a fundraiser for the symposium; it also pays for refreshments and a catered lunch. Make checks payable to NSU with ‘Center for Tribal Studies-OWNAL’ in the memo).

Registration should be sent to:

Northeastern State University
Center for Tribal Studies-OWNAL
600 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

The Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages conference schedule is set. For hotel info and more about the Symposium on the American Indian and all the activities during the full week, go to

The OWNAL conference is Sat April 13- Sun April 14. Dr. Pamela Munro of UCLA will give the OWNAL keynote, ‘The Typology of Indefinite Pronouns: What do Oklahoma Languages Have to Say?’ Immediately preceding the conference is an Indigenous Languages Documentation and Revitalization Seminar, free and open to the public. It will take place on Thursday evening and Friday day, and it is centered on the theme of ‘Immersion for Native Languages.’ The full schedule is at Capping off Friday afternoon at the Symposium will be a public lecture by Dr. Munro (in addition to her OWNAL keynote) at 4:30 pm. Her talk will be on: ‘Documenting native languages: What should we put in the dictionary?’

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Morgan Room (3rd floor University Center)
8:30-5:00 Registration Desk

8:30 Snacks

9:00-11:00 Session I: Morphosyntax

Harold Torrence and Phillip Duncan
University of Kansas
Strategies for Sentential Negation in Cocuilotlatzala Mixtec

Juliet Morgan
University of Oklahoma
Evidence for 12 Classificatory Verb Stems in Plains Apache

Jorge Emilio Rosés LabradaThe University of Western Ontario
Reciprocal marking on the Mako verb

Hartwell Francis
Western Carolina University
Nigalsdiha ‘change of state’ Cherokee Verb Word Structure and Semantics

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:00 Keynote address
Pamela Munro
University of California, Los Angeles
The Typology of Indefinite Pronouns: What do Oklahoma Languages Have to Say?

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30-2:30 Poster Session

2:30-2:45 Poster cleanup/takedown

2:45-3:45 Session II: Language Documentation and ConservationStacey Oberly
University of Arizona
Immersion in Native America: Making It Our Own

Jack Martin
College of William and Mary
The Choctaw Nation Dictionary Project

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Session III: Language in OklahomaJoshua Hinson
Chickasaw Nation
Anompilbashsha’ Asilhha’ Holisso: A Chickasaw Prayer Book

Dylan Herrick***, Durbin Feeling**, Marcellino Berardo*, Tracy Hirata-Edds* and Lizette Peter*
University of Oklahoma***, Cherokee Nation** and University of Kansas*
An Update on the Cherokee Tone and Vowel Length Project

Todd McDaniels
Comanche Nation College
Comanche Information Structure

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Morgan Room (3rd floor University Center)

8:30 Snacks

9:00-10:30 Session IV: Phonology and MorphologyRobert Lewis
University of Kansas
On Potawatomi Vowel Syncope

Colleen Fitzgerald
The University of Texas at Arlington
Prosodic Documentation in Native American Languages: Methodologies and Techniques

Marcia Haag
University of Oklahoma
Evaluative morphology in Choctaw

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Session V: Morphosyntax

Jeffrey Rasch
University of North Texas
Complex Event Structures Involving Posture Verbs in Yaitepec Chatino

Ramon Escamilla
University of Central Arkansas
Cutting and breaking events in Hupa (California Athabaskan)

Travis Major
University of Kansas
Causatives in Cocuilotlatzala Mixtec

Saturday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Poster Presenters

Chloe Brent
University of Utah
Developing an Orthography for Southern Paiute

Waleila Carey
University of Oklahoma
The History of Cherokee Literacy from the 1960 to 2012: The Great Awakening of the Cherokee People

Kari Chew and LaToya Hinton
University of Arizona
The Experiences of Indigenous Graduate Students Studying Heritage Languages at Universities

Phillip Duncan
University of Kansas
Lexical Borrowing in Kaqchikel Maya

Royce Freeman
University of Oklahoma
Zombie Linguistics? Negotiating with ‘Undead Voices’ through Indigenous Intellectual Traditions

Amy Lyons
University of Oklahoma
Issues Regarding Stems as Dictionary Headwords in the Kiowa Student Dictionary

Ivan Ozbolt
University of Oklahoma
Designing and administrating a language survey with the Chickasaw Nation

Megan Pucket
University of Oklahoma
The Use of Speech Genres in Native American Language Revitalization

Elizabeth TatzUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Mentoring at the Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop 2012

Nicole Umayam
University of Oklahoma
The Representation of ‘Gendered’ Enclitics in Three Siouan Languages and the Persistence of the Categorical Gender Deixis

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