Language News: ‘Voice of the Navajo Nation’ marks 25 years – Navajo Times

Positive language news from the Navajo Nation:  KTNN, “The Voice of the Navajo Nation” is celebrating 25 years on the air and 6 years of streaming over the internet.

You can read about KTNN, which broadcasts Navajo music and the Navajo language, online at the Navajo Times newspaper, which does a good job of outlining the importance of this station to the Navajo community around the globe:

‘Voice of the Navajo Nation’ marks 25 years – Navajo Times.

Or, you can visit the station’s own webpage here:

KTTN Online


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Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh received a PhD for her dissertation on regional variation in the acoustics of Mexican American English (Michigan State University, East Lansing). Before that, she received an MA in English/Linguistics from North Carolina State University for her work on the acoustics of /r/--a sound which is highly variable in the English language. Her passion, however, has always been to understand the social implications of language variation. In addition to her work in acoustic sociophonetics, she has worked with rape trial analysis, developed cognitive methods for understanding discourse level variation between men and women, and created sophisticated tools for teaching future educators about the kinds of dialect variation they will find in the classroom. She has taught classes in English, Linguistics, and Education at Old Dominion University, William & Mary, the University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she is helping to develop models of student engagement in the classroom. She also consults in the private sector.
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