Inuktitut Morphemes Used by Inuit Children: Igloolik, N.W.T.

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, linguistics, Inuktitut language

Principal Investigator: Tigullaraq, Elijah (1)
Licence Number: 9013
Organization: Arctic College, E.A.T.E.P., Nunatta Campus, Iqaluit, N.W.T.; McGill University
Licenced Year(s): 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1989
Project Team: Ooloota Maatiusi

Objective(s): to identify the Inuktitut morphemes used by Inuit children aged two through five by reading Inuktitut wordless story books to the children and then interviewing them about the story; to complete course work in 'proseminar linguistics'

Project Description: Elijah Tigullaraq and Ooloota Maatiusi will be interviewing children in Igloolik aged 2 to 5 to study Inuktitut morphemes. They will read wordless story books to the children and will get them to tell the story again in their own words. They will also have the children draw pictures and talk about their drawings. All conversations will be in Inuktitut. All parents will be given a consent form to sign to approve the study.