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ERIC Number: ED059810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
English Loan Words in the Speech of Six-Year-Old Navajo Children, with Supplement-Concordance.
Holm, Agnes; And Others
As part of a study of the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language first, preliminary data on English loan words in the speech of 6-year-old Navajos were gathered in this study of the language of over 200 children. Taped interviews with these children were analyzed, and a spoken word count of all English words used was prepared. The document contains a discussion of English loan words that the children used and the light these words cast on linguistic acculturation; an appendix lists the English loan words according to semantic (subject matter/part of speech) classification; and a 138-page concordance of loan words, prepared by a computer program, provides an alphabetical listing of all words used by the children and interviewers and the sentence context in which the words occurred. Related documents are ED 035 484, ED 043 004, ED 043 005, ED 043 413, and ED 048 584. (NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.