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Full Title: Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages

Short Title: OWNAL
Location: Tahlequah, OK, USA
Start Date: 13-Apr-2013 - 14-Apr-2013
Contact: Brad Montgomery-Anderson
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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
Linguistic Subfield: Language Documentation; Anthropological Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.631

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