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Conditionals and temporal expressions in Tlicho Yatii
Principal Investigator: Anisman, Adar
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: This research has two main objectives are to: 1. conduct linguistics research 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 English to Tlicho aft...


The Verb System of Tetsot'ine Yatie (Yellowknife): Lutselk'e, Dettah, and Ndilo dialects
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The goal of this project is to better understand the verb system of the Chipewyan dialects native to the area north and east of Great Slave Lake--these dialects are the most different from all other Chipewyan (Dene Suline) dialects, and are referred to (by many speakers) as Tetsot'ine Yatie. These dialects are unique in having lost many intervocalic consonants that are still pronounced in the sout...


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...


Self-Determination in Deline: Cultural and Linguistic Revitalization in a Legal and Spatial Context
Principal Investigator: Rice, Faun E
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: 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...


Inuvialuktun Modal Suffixes
Principal Investigator: Berthelin, Signe Rix
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: 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...


Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Rice, Keren
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: 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...


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...


How Standard is Standard? Comparing culturally sensitive language norms versus CELF P2 in NWT.
Principal Investigator: Hay, Amie
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: 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...


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