ERIC Number: ED104168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Current Study and Teaching of North American Indian Languages in the United States and Canada. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 17.
This survey attempts to bring together as much information as possible on the current study and teaching of North American Indian languages in the United States and Canada. The primary source of data for this survey was a questionnaire distributed in the spring of 1973 to 61 universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Other sources were publications, conferences, and correspondence with individuals working with these languages. An overview of the study of North American Indian languages is presented first, outlining the contributions of several generations of linguists and leading up to a discussion of the present situation. Some current trends are identified through discussion of a representative group of recently instituted programs. Three appendices present the collected data. Appendix A lists American Indian language courses and other types of programs of 101 universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada. In Appendix B, materials useful for the study of Amerindian languages are cited. Appendix C indicates persons who are making significant contributions to the study of American Indian languages. Also included are statistics relating to the present number of speakers in the major language groups and the recommendations of the Conference on Priorities in American Indian Language Work, held in Eugene, Oregon, in August 1973. (Author/PMP)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, College Language Programs, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Reference Materials, Surveys
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.