Talking Dictionaries for Indigenous Languages Workshop - April 10-11, 2014

Fitzgerald, Colleen M cmfitz at UTA.EDU
Mon Apr 7 16:42:08 UTC 2014

Talking Dictionaries for Indigenous Languages Workshop - April 10-11, 2014 at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK

What goes in a dictionary? How can community members come up with new words in your language? How can dictionaries be used to help learners and set up language lessons for teaching? The workshop will focus on learning a free dictionary-making software (FLEx- Fieldworks Language Explorer). A number of tribes have used FLEx to create online dictionaries with audio and pictures or to create bilingual stories. Local languages will be used in the training materials for the workshop. We will also be bringing UT Arlington's Native American Languages Lab mobile laptops, for participants to work with the software and create dictionaries and teaching materials onsite.  This workshop is free and open to the public.  No registration is needed.  Thursday April 10, the session will start at 6 pm and run until 7:30 pm in the Morgan Room, on the third floor of NSU’s University Center.  On Friday, the training and hands-on activities start at 8:30 am and will run until 4 pm, with a lunch break at 12 noon.  These events are also in the Morgan room.   The complete workshop schedule of speakers and titles, and other resource material for this workshop is online at .  For more information, contact Colleen Fitzgerald at the University of Texas at Arlington, cmfitz at<mailto:cmfitz at>

Workshop schedule

All sessions in the Morgan Room, located in NSU's University Center on the Third Floor Thursday, April 10, evening session, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Colleen M. Fitzgerald, The University of Texas at Arlington:  Revitalization and more for Oklahoma Languages”

Roy Boney, Jr., Cherokee Nation: "Developing Cherokee Vocabulary for Technology"

Joshua D. Hinson, Chickasaw Nation: "Anompa Himitta' Chickasaw Neologisms"

Friday, April 11, Morning session 8:30 am – 12 pm; and Afternoon session 1 pm - 4 pm

Morning session: Introductions and a sample of Dictionary projects from Session Presenters
"Teaching Choctaw as a Second Language: What goes into a Student’s Dictionary?" Jack Martin, College of William and Mary
"Exploring Meaning for Cherokee Words": Durbin Feeling, Cherokee Nation
Discussion on Dictionary and Lexicon Apps and Online Tools: Joshua Hinson, Chickasaw Language Revitalization Program; Brad Montgomery-Anderson, Northeastern State University and others
Dictionary software training: Colleen Fitzgerald, University of Texas at Arlington, with the teaching team

Afternoon session

Finish software training

Learn to edit your Sound Files
Develop a student dictionary or themed lesson to create a take-home product for your language teaching
Sharing of final products

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald
Dept. of Linguistics & TESOL
The University of Texas at Arlington

Native American Languages Lab
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