15 record(s) found with the tag "aboriginal language" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Conditional and temporal expressions in Tlicho Yatii
Principal Investigator: Anisman, Adar
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The main objectives of this research are to: 1. conduct linguistic research towards a PhD thesis about the structure and meaning of conditional clauses and counterfactuals in Tlicho; and, 2. work towards updating the online Tlicho dictionary with new words, audio for existing words, and additional example sentences to existing entries. Participants will be asked to translate sentences from ...


The Sounds of Tukudh
Principal Investigator: Horowitz, Wayne
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The immediate aims of The Sounds of Tukudh Project are: 1) to protect the existing recordings of the Tukudh Bible; 2) to place on record recording(s) of the Tukudh Syllabarium; and, 3) to begin the process of making a bibliography of existing recordings of Gwich’in. The first goal will be met through the technical means of re-recording the existing tapes of the Tukudh Bible in digital form. T...


Tlicho On-line and Print Dictionary
Principal Investigator: Saxon, Leslie A.
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2011 2009
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. continue development of the existing on-line dictionary, available publically at (http://tlicho.ling.uvic.ca); 2. continue development of the iPod/iPad/iPhone application "Yati", which is currently available for download from the iTunes store; 3. develop templates for the production of new print editions of the primary dictionary and larger dic...


Is the Inuvialuktun language at risk?
Principal Investigator: Esau, Sally L
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The goal of this research is to study the state of the Inuvialuktun language and its teaching in the Inuvik region. The researcher is interested in studying threats to the Inuvialuktun language. A language can be considered endangered if 1) has a low population of remaining speakers and is not used often in the broader community, and, 2) the remaining speakers are aging and passing away. A languag...


Phonetics and Phonology of two Northern Athabaskan Languages
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005
Summary: This project is the continuation of a previous year's project, "Teaching our Yellowknives Dene Languages". The research team will produce two published materials, in each language (Dogrib and Chipewyan): an intermediate-level reader, and a verb dictionary. The reader will contain elders' stories on topics from Dene Kede, with a focus on animals: the research team would like to include at least two...


Light verbs and predicate types in Tlicho Yatii
Principal Investigator: Welch, Nicholas D S
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2009 2007
Summary: The grammar of Tlicho Yatii encodes a difference between permanent properties of individuals (individual-level predicates), and temporary, limited ones (stage-level predicates). This project seeks to discover whether this difference comes from lexical meaning or syntactic structure. If the latter, the principal researcher expects that sentences with stage-level predicates such as 'Michel has a col...


A language survey of Michif in the North Slave region
Principal Investigator: Saunders, Susan J
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The aim of this project is to determine the current status of the Michif language in the North Slave region by surveying Metis community members to find out the level of fluency of community members, their attitudes toward Michif, and their goals for the future of Michif in the community. The information will be compiled into a Strategic Language Plan that the community can use to guide its langua...


Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Rice, Keren
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of this research project is to document Dene stories, language and song as a way of understanding governance and land stewardship. The research follows the participatory method established by the Deline Uranium Team and Deline Knowledge Project. Déline governance will ensure that the research meets agreed-upon objectives benefiting the community; that Déline, Northwest Territories...


Inuit ecological knowledge as expressed through place names in the arctic
Principal Investigator: Rodin, Rachel
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: Sites will be selected in the Repulse Bay area whose Inuit place names reflect the biological, physical or cultural/historical significance of the locations. Through visits to these sites and consultation with community members, I will determine the relationship between place names and environmental conditions. Sites will be selected using the Keewatin Nuna-top database of place names....


The impact of television on northern native communities
Principal Investigator: Standefer, Roma
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Summary: The researcher will examine the impact of television on the community of Lake Harbour. Information will be collected through the use of interviews with selected people, including elders, adults and youth. Discussions will also be held with school teachers, social and health workers, Hamlet Council members and the RCMP. The research is being done to assess ways in which the CRTC can provide bett...


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