Current and Upcoming Research
–A chapter appearing in 2017 in Perspectives on Language and Linguistics: Community-Based Research In this chapter, I will focus on collaborative work done in conjunction with UT Arlington’s Native American Languages Lab and with our partners. These projects thus serve as a training-oriented case study, which I use to make several key claims about models […]
–Appearing in 2017 in Language Documentation and Conservation For language documentation to be sufficiently extensive to cover a given community’s language practices (cf. Himmelmann 1998), then including verbal arts is essential to ensure the richness of that comprehensive record. The verbal arts span the creative and artistic uses of a given language by speakers, such […]
Published December 2016 in Language and Linguistics Compass 10. 681-700. The indigenous languages of the Americas exemplify a number of uncommon typological patterns, especially in their morphology. Here, that rich morphology is illustrated via the Muskogean languages of the southeastern United States. Muskogean languages are agglutinative, but even more interesting and uncommon patterns emerge in […]
Importantly, we find the sparking of personal recollections facilitates the collection of heretofore unrecorded narrative genres in Chickasaw. This approach offers an especially fruitful way to build and expand a text corpus for small communities of highly endangered languages.
Two articles outline how to develop and integrate service-learning into linguistics classes, including one that outlines clear implications for broadening participation (Fitzgerald 2009) and another one that outlines benefits from using service-learning, drawing from qualitative and quantitative data. “Developing a Service-Learning Curriculum for Linguistics” (Fitzgerald 2010) and “Language and Community: Using Service-Learning to Reconfigure the […]