ERIC Number: ED108808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Alaska Native Language Center Report, 1973 (University of Alaska).
Established by the Alaska State Legislature on June 9, 1972, the Alaska Native Language Center is responsible for: (1) studying languages native to Alaska; (2) developing literacy materials; (3) assisting in the translation of important documents; (4) providing for the development and dissemination of native literature; and (5) training Alaska native language speakers to work as teachers and aides in bilingual classrooms. After one year of operation, the Center has helped make substantial gains in the status of most of Alaska's native languages. This 1973 report reviews the Center's activities during its first year of operation. The Center's activities cover: (1) organization--leadership, coordination, promotion (state, national, international), proposal-writing, and fund-raising; (2) training--workshop groups and individual instruction; (3) materials production--archives, publication of books, and tape collection; and (4) scientific research and development--practical (immediate application) and academic (less-immediate application). The report also includes: (1) a brief discussion of Alaska's native languages and their present situation and (2) a list of books published by the Center during 1972-73. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska