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ERIC Number: ED415076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Wordpath Show.
Anderton, Alice
The Intertribal Wordpath Society is a nonprofit educational corporation formed to promote the teaching, status, awareness, and use of Oklahoma Indian languages. The Society produces "Wordpath," a weekly 30-minute public access television show about Oklahoma Indian languages and the people who are teaching and preserving them. The show aims to raise the consciousness and appreciation of the general public for Indian languages; to share information by announcing classes, conferences, and grants and by demonstrating teaching methodologies and technologies; to create language materials for classrooms and archives; and to honor language preservationists, including teachers and students. A typical studio show is an interview between the producer and one or more guests. The guests may tell about their personal background, why their language is important to them, and dates and times of language classes. Often they sing a song or tell a story in their language (segments that can be used in classes). Sometimes shows are taped on location at a university, school, or community language class or in a guest's home. Periodically, the producer does a solo show on a linguistic topic. The program crew is about 60 percent Oklahoma Indian and includes both novices and experts in video production. The program has benefited the general public, persons interested in language preservation, teachers, students, and crew members. Appendices list the 32 Wordpath shows to date and 17 planned shows. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma