Principal Investigator:Saxon, Leslie A. Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Rice, Faun E Licenced Year(s):
The Principle Investigator aims to produce a useful record and analysis not only for Indigenous populations working towards a similar level of independence, but also for Canadian scholars, institutions, and individuals working with First Nations, Metis, or Inuit populations that will help them ensure that their practices are aiding decolonization.
This project will involve ethnographic field r...
Principal Investigator:Berthelin, Signe Rix Licenced Year(s):
Every language has its own system for talking about things. The Principle Investigator (PI) wishes to study how to talk about ‘modal meanings’ in Inuvialuktun. Examples of modal suffixes in Uummarmiutun are 'huknaq', ‘viaq’, 'lla', 'rakrari' and 'rukrau'. English examples are 'must', 'might' and 'can'. I am interested in studying a) what we say if we use suffixes like 'viaq' or 'rukrau' in a sente...
Principal Investigator:Rice, Keren Licenced Year(s):2016
As the community makes the transition to self-government, there has been an increased interest in language documentation through stories, song, and concepts of place in order to better understand what Dene government means. Governance thus forms one focal point of this research. The research team is particularly interested in the areas of variation, change and continuity in language, stories, song...
Principal Investigator:Jaker, Alessandro M Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Welch, Nicholas D S Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Saunders, Susan J Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Hay, Amie Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this study is to discern whether the norms associated with the test currently being used accurately depict the population being served and to provide information for future study of language profiles of Inuvialuktun and Gwich'in.
The project team will provide information on the project to parents and schools, and obtain consent from parents/guardians who are interested in part...
Principal Investigator:Parker, Aliana Licenced Year(s):
The research objective is to understand the connection between Indigenous languages and the land, and to explore how that connection is represented in websites used for Indigenous language education. The central research question is: What is the significance of Indigenous perspectives of land for Indigenous language revitalization efforts? The connection between language and land will be the main ...
Principal Investigator:Oehler, Alexander C. Licenced Year(s):
At the heart of this research lies the desire to better understand the role of Inuvialuktun (and its revitalization efforts) in the construction of Inuvialuit cultural identity. The objective of the study is to provide a detailed picture of language ideologies and language attitudes surrounding Inuvialuktun among potential and current learners in order to inform the development and design of langu...