Linguist Wins NSF Grant for Endangered Languages

A University of Texas at Arlington linguist is working to save disappearing languages in Native American communities in Oklahoma – a state with the highest Native language diversity in the United States, but very little documentation.

Colleen Fitzgerald, associate professor and chairperson of UT Arlington’s Department of Linguistics and TESOL, has won a $48,000 National Science Foundation grant along with Mary Linn, an anthropologist at the University of Oklahoma and curator of Native American language at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.


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