NATIVE LANGUAGES AT UNT

Indigenous and Native American languages and dialects hold the keys to many facets of traditional culture not otherwise understood or communicated. Certain ways of being and knowing are contained within traditional dialects, but these languages have suffered the effects of colonization along with other traditional practices and ways. Many tribal citizens do not speak, read, or write their languages, but various tribes are utilizing resources to address this need through immersion programs, online classes, fellowships and other measures. In this era and in our geographical location, it's important to consider applications of not only the languages originally spoken in what is now Denton, but the languages of inter-tribal community members in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Area. 

View NASA'a language resource guide here!

 

Our Vision for Indigenous Languages at UNT
• CLASSES FOR CREDIT ON TRIBAL DIALECTS BASED ON LOCAL NEED
• ABILITY TO MINOR IN AN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE
• FOSTER EDUCATION THROUGH DIALOGUE AND CREATIVITY
• FIELD METHODS CLASSES WITH INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
• SPECIAL TOPICS CLASSES WITH ADJUNCT PROFESSORS TO GAUGE INTEREST
• PARTNERSHIP WITH OKLAHOMA TRIBES + LINGUISTICS DEPT
• DEVELOP NASA OR UNT-OWNED LANGUAGE ARCHIVES WITH LIBRARY
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