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Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Siouan linguistics
- Native American language preservation and revitalization
- Identity, ideology, and language policy
- Orthography development
- "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"
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.