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ERIC Number: EJ1161880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Ten Years of Mi'gmaq Language Revitalization Work: A Non-Indigenous Applied Linguist Reflects on Building Research Relationships
Sarkar, Mela
Canadian Modern Language Review, v73 n4 p488-508 Nov 2017
Language revitalization work at one First Nation in eastern Canada has been ongoing for over two decades. Several approaches have been put in place: core teaching of Mi'gmaq as a primary school subject, language documentation and the creation of an online dictionary, and an Elders' focus group on language, as well other shorter-term projects. In 2006, a group of university researchers was invited to collaborate with local Mi'gmaq language instructors who were trying out an image-based way of introducing adult community members to their language. After 10 years of continuous community-university contact, from 2006 to 2016, a non-Indigenous researcher reflects on the involvement of the academic applied linguist outsider in a constantly changing learning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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