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Schreiner, Sylvia L. R.; Schwartz, Lane; Hunt, Benjamin; Chen, Emily – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2020
St. Lawrence Island Yupik is an endangered language of the Bering Strait region. In this paper, we describe our work on Yupik jointly leveraging computational morphology and linguistic fieldwork, outlining the multilayer virtuous cycle that we continue to refine in our work to document and build tools for the language. After developing a…
Descriptors: Eskimo Aleut Languages, Computational Linguistics, Morphology (Languages), Documentation
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Rowan, Mary Caroline – LEARNing Landscapes, 2021
In this interview, Carol Rowan recounts how she moved up North to Inukjuak, because she sought to live and learn with Inuit. Following her union with Jobie Weetaluktuk in 1984, and the subsequent births of their three Inuit children, she developed pedagogical approaches informed by and rooted in Inuit ontologies and epistemologies. She discusses…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Canada Natives, Eskimos, Eskimo Aleut Languages
Samson, Angass'aq Sally – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Elitnaurilleq Piciryaramtenek Qanemcitgun: A Participatory Teacher Action Research study (Teaching Our Way of Life Through Stories) is participatory action research involving four Yugtun immersion teachers investigating first and second grade Yugtun reading and language instruction through lesson study. Lesson study involves a group of educators…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Alaska Natives, Eskimos
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Chya, Dehrich; Fine, Julia – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2023
For the past five years, the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository has been documenting intricacies of the Alutiiq language with the help of Elder speakers and a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1360839). The project's primary focus has been recording vocabulary, grammar, and ways of speaking for this threatened Native Alaskan…
Descriptors: Language Research, Alaska Natives, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Vocabulary
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Ellis, Taylor – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2020
This article considers time as an important way that educational policy functions in terms of the ways that it constructs the work of educators. The article describes how standardised materials and other technological advancements are used in the labour politics of education to simplify, and eventually undermine the value of educational work. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Burke, Mary; Zavalina, Oksana L.; Chelliah, Shobhana L.; Phillips, Mark E. – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2022
Language archives, like other scholarly digital repositories, are built with two major audiences in mind. These are depositors of language data and various potential end-users of these materials: researchers (linguistics and others), language communities, students, educators, artists, etc. Being a relatively new phenomenon, language archives have…
Descriptors: Archives, Documentation, Language Research, Users (Information)
Moses, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Most bilingual programs are built around a clear separation between the two languages used throughout the school day. However, in bilingual research centers (BRCs), a key component of the Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Enrichment model, students can choose which language to use. This is what sparked my interest, because I wanted to understand more…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Eskimo Aleut Languages, English (Second Language)
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Grenoble, Lenore A.; Whaley, Lindsay J. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper outlines a new model of language revitalisation that understands language to be a characteristic of a nexus of social activities rather than an independent object. Language use is one of an overall set of factors contributing to the wellbeing of a particular community. Our model treats language as one node (or a cluster of nodes) in a…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Usage, Language Role, Language Skill Attrition
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Morcom, Lindsay A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
In gauging the success of Aboriginal language immersion education, the focus is often placed on measuring language acquisition and academic achievement. Although useful, these metrics only tell part of the story; to achieve real school success, it is also vital to develop high personal self-esteem that results in a positive concept of oneself as a…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Languages, Self Esteem, Cultural Differences
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Guèvremont, Anne; Kohen, Dafna – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The importance of learning an Aboriginal language has been documented, yet associations with positive educational outcomes are inconclusive. Previous research in the area has been limited by small sample studies, lack of comparison groups, and the omission of the consideration of socio-demographic factors and cultural activity participation. This…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, American Indian Languages, Outcomes of Education, American Indian Reservations
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Hindhede, Anette Lykke; Højbjerg, Karin – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2022
Based on Bourdieu's theory of practice, this article explores pedagogical ideals and educational policies in teachers' everyday practice in a postcolonial bilingual university setting in Greenland. Greenlandic and Danish teachers' teaching ideals were explored during a one-year pedagogy qualifying course for assistant professors organised by the…
Descriptors: Postcolonialism, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2021
In Alaska, where Alaska Native students constitute the largest racial/ethnic group of English learner (EL) students, it is an open question whether and how EL policies and services meet the unique needs of Indigenous EL students. A stronger understanding of how Alaska Native students experience EL identification, classification, service provision,…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Indigenous Populations
Henke, Kristin Sattler – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation in teacher leadership represents original, independent research that investigated bilingual language instruction of an indigenous Alaskan group of students. Ethnographic research using qualitative and quantitative data was applied to develop an understanding of correlations between the value of English and Yup'ik language and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Alaska Natives, Eskimo Aleut Languages, English (Second Language)
Jacobson, Elisabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As classrooms across America become more increasingly diverse, culturally and linguistically and students with special needs, the achievement gap remains evident. One population that remains behind their Caucasian peers is that of Alaska Natives. While many instructional practices have been identified for addressing the gap for many populations,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Special Education
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Allen, Shanley E. M.; Dench, Catherine – First Language, 2015
Although virtually all Inuit children in eastern Arctic Canada learn Inuktitut as their native language, there is a critical lack of tools to assess their level of language ability. This article investigates how mean length of utterance (MLU), a widely-used assessment measure in English and other languages, can be best applied in Inuktitut. The…
Descriptors: Eskimo Aleut Languages, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Native Language
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