Justin T. McBride, PhD student in Linguistics

Address: 408 Morrill Hall
Phone: 405-744-2079
Message: 405-744-9474
E-mail: jtmcbri@okstate.edu 

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Siouan linguistics
  • Native American language preservation and revitalization
  • Identity, ideology, and language policy
  • Orthography development

Conference Presentations

  • "Life after death: A bright future for the extinct Kanza language" Siouan and Caddoan Languages and Linguistics Conference, Kaw City, OK, June 2005
  • "Docudrama: Siouan Language Documentation in the Age of .mp3, Unicode, and XML" Siouan and Caddoan Languages and Linguistics Conference, Billings, MT, June 2006
  • "Orthography and ideology: The story of Kaw writing" Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2009
  • "Compilation of Kanza Texts: Overcoming challenges in the drafting of a graded reader" Siouan and Caddoan Languages and Linguistics Conference, Lincoln, NE, June 2009

Current Research/Articles in Progress

  • "Talking Indian, Being Indian: Heritage language use in the construction of modern Native American ethnic identity." Graduate research.
  • "Kaánze wéyaje - Kanza reader: Teaching Kanza literacy through historical texts." (in press). Kaw City, OK: Kaw Nation.
  • "Orthography, ideology, and community: How indigenous groups forge group social identity through the development of writing systems"
  • "Teaching Kanza as a foreign language: Adapting ESL principles for use with Native American languages"

Why OSU?

The OSU English Department offers a broad range of graduate level courses, from theory-oriented surveys of trends in language socialization to hands-on training in TESL methodology. Moreover, the professors are friendly and helpful, the tuition is affordable, and having state-of-the-art campuses in both Stillwater and Tulsa gives students all across central and northeastern Oklahoma more opportunities to study and learn.