Focus on Faculty Speakers Series: Colleen Fitzgerald
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Breathing New Life into Native American Languages
Every Native American language is endangered, with numerous tribes having few or no fluent speakers remaining. Language is an essential part of our humanity and how culture and traditional knowledge are transmitted, and it should be no surprise that tribes are working hard to reclaim or maintain their linguistic heritage. Helping on this front, Dr. Fitzgerald and UT Arlington's Native American Languages Lab collaborate with Native American communities and other partners to document and revitalize languages, to train community members and students, and to do everything possible to support the survival of American indigenous languages, these 'First' languages of our United States.