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The Oklahoma Working Papers in Indigenous Languages

The publication focuses on issues related to Oklahoma Native languages and other indigenous languages of the Americas, but welcoming research done on any endangered indigenous language. We welcome research on all topics related to Native American languages, especially documentary and descriptive linguistics, language revitalization, community-based collaboration, endangered language teaching and curriculum development, language acquisition, language maintenance, sociolinguistics, discourse and corpus linguistics, language typology and universals, language variation and change, language contact, musicology and ethnopoetics, and language ideologies.

All papers are published in online format only as a free-access publication. All papers are reviewed by faculty and graduate students in linguistic anthropology at OU. As a working paper, publication here does not preclude later publication elsewhere of revised versions of these papers.

Submissions to be included in the 2017 issue must be submitted by September 4th, 2016.

OWPIL Vol. 2 (2016)

Full Volume

Joshua D. Hinson | Lokoshat Chakwihiliꞌ Afama: Gourd Encounters a Possum | Article

Faun Rice | A Responsibility to Understand: Language, Art, and Patterns of Interpretation and Representation in Colonial Contexts | Article

Devin Moore | Relative Clauses in Coahuitlán Totonac | Article

Submission Process

OWPIL accepts only electronic submissions, which must be emailed to the editors at The body of the email must contain the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • Author name(s)
  • Author affiliation(s)
  • Author contact information