A Spotlight on Native American Language and Religion – Episode 89 – The Oxford Comment

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, the last for 2023, we spotlight two aspects of Native American culture that transcend tribe and nation and have been the recent focus of OUP scholars: language and religious beliefs. For our first interview, we were joined by Rosemarie Ostler, author of The United States of English: The American Language from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century, to speak about the Native American English dialect, how English became more widely spoken amongst Native Americans, and current programs to preserve Native American languages. We then spoke with Gregory Shushan, author of Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions, about near-death experiences, Native American myths, shamanism, and religious revitalization movements across indigenous cultures in North America.

For more information on The United States of English, check out: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-united-states-of-english-9780197647295
For more information on Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions, check out: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/near-death-experience-in-indigenous-religions-9780197685433

A PDF transcript for this episode can be found here: https://oxfordacademic.blubrry.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/The-Oxford-Comment-Episode-89-transcript.pdf

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