Summer 2023 Courses

Ling 427/527 - Linguistics for Native American Communities

M-F 8:00-11:30 AM

3 Units

COE 455 (WOW Classroom)

(Linguistics for Native American Communities/Intro to Linguistics for Grad Students)

Mosiah Bluecloud


TLS 428/528 - Documenting Conversational Speech in Indigenous Communities

M-F 8:00-11:30 AM

3 Units

COE 308

(Curriculum & Instruction in Bilingual & Second Language Settings)

Ray Huaute


Ling 497B/597B - Introduction to Natural Language Processing for Indigenous Languages

M-F 1:00-4:30 PM

3 Units

COE 333

(Workshop in Linguistics)

Rolando Coto


Ling 421/521 - Language Learning for Families (Working Title)

Online - Asynchronous

3 Units

(Language Maintenance, Preservation, and Revitalization)

Adrienne Tsikewa

Summer 2023 Instructors

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Mosiah Bluecloud (he/him), an enrolled member of the Kickapoo tribe of Oklahoma, began working in Indigenous Language Revitalization in 2008. He started as an intern at the Sauk Language Department. He transitioned from an Audio and video technician to a member of the Sauk Language Department’s Modified Master Apprentice Program in 2010. After 1,280 hours of learning Sauk as an Apprentice and 668 hours of professional development training in Native Language Teaching Methodologies, Mosiah Became the Lead instructor of the Sauk Language. He taught community classes across three counties, a Sauk Language course at Bacone College, and two levels of Sauk at Shawnee Highschool. He left the Sauk Language department and got his B.A in Linguistics Spring 2016, from the University of Oklahoma, and established the Kickapoo Language program later that fall. He went back to school at the University of Arizona and completed his Masters in Native American languages and Linguistics in Spring 2020 and is now a PhD Candidate in the Linguistics PhD program at The University of Arizona. 

Adrienne Tsikewa invited (Zuni) is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned an MA in Native American Languages and Linguistics (NAMA) from the University of Arizona in 2013. During her time at Arizona, she served as a Graduate Assistant for the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI). She recently taught online with AILDI during the summers of 2020 and 2021. Her research interests include language documentation and description, language reclamation and revitalization, sociocultural, applied linguistics, bilingualism, and code-switching.

Ray Huaute (Chumash, Cahuilla) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Linguistics Department at the University of California, San Diego. His main research interests are in the areas of phonology, morphology, language acquisition, language documentation and description, and language reclamation.

Rolando Coto is an  Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Dartmouth. His work focuses on the creation of computer tools and models that can understand Indigenous languages. He does this to accelerate language documentation and to create tools that increase language vitality.