Linguistics Research at UM

Blackfoot Language Group

The Blackfoot Language Group was established in Fall 2007. The goal of the group is to create and archive language materials that can be used for linguistic research and language teaching.

For more information, contact Mizuki Miyashita

Collaborative Language Planning Project (CLPP)

The Collaborative Language Planning Project aims to enhance communication among language activists, language teachers, students, and researchers from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in the state of Montana. Collaborative partners include representatives from the tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in Montana as well as language activists, teachers and researchers from the independent community language programs. CLPP enriches language revitalization efforts among Indigenous communities, enhances teachers' and activists’ training experiences, and encourages collaboration among partners.

Montana CoLang

The University of Montana, in collaboration with Chief Dull Knife College, is the host of CoLang in 2020 and 2022. I am a co-director of the institute. The institute in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic. Instead, the three-day Web Series was held in June 2020. The CoLang 2022 is scheduled to begin on June 13, 2022.

Montana Dialect Study

The Montana Dialects of English Project focuses on the documentation and analysis of dialects of English spoken in Montana. For more information about the project, contact Leora Bar-el.

Linguistics Lab

The Linguistics Lab is located on the second floor of the Social Sciences Building. The use of computers and equipment is open to linguistics graduate students and undergraduate students who are taking linguistics classes.

For more information, contact Leora Bar-el or Mizuki Miyashita.

Thesis Research by our Alumni

Our MA students have written theses on a variety of topics. Electronic copies are available via ScholarWorks managed by the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana.