67 record(s) found with the tag "social sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Non-Canonical Relative Clauses: Universals and Variation in Compositionality
Principal Investigator: Shimoyama, Junko
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to understand how the meanings of sentences are related to the meanings of individual words and the way words are combined in different languages. ‘Compositionality’, a word in the title of this project, means how words are combined. Because a language is too large to study everything at once, the research team will study a type of relative clause. An exa...

Digital Library North
Principal Investigator: Shiri, Ali
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Specific objectives are to: 1) investigate and identify the information needs and information seeking behaviour of community members in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR); 2) develop a digital library of information resources; 3) explore appropriate methodologies for treatment of cultural heritage information; 4) create a culturally appropriate metadata framework as a basis for resource descri...

Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
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 are particularly interested in the areas of variation, change and continuity in language, stories, son...

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...

Inuvialuit language and identity: perspectives on the symbolic meaning of Inuvialuktun in the Canadian Western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Oehler, Alexander C.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: 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...

Steps Toward Revitalizing the Gwich'in Language Through Storytelling.
Principal Investigator: Nichol, Cynthia
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The goal of this research is to provide a framework for how educators and community members might use Gwich’in stories for revitalizing the language through connections to the land. One aspect of the research involves inviting elders from the community to share their ideas and thoughts about ways to support our youth in learning the language. Elders will be invited to share ideas through a two hou...

Multimedia and Print Dictionary of Tlîchô Yatiì
Principal Investigator: Saxon, Leslie A.
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2011 2009
Summary: Currently available are print dictionaries of the Tlîchô language (1995, 1996) and an on-line multimedia dictionary (http://tlicho.ling.uvic.ca/), all supported by the Tlîchô Community Services Agency, the long-time community research partner. Much work remains to be done to make the on-line dictionary truly "multimedia" through expansion of the database and the addition of more sound and video in...

Dogrib Language Documentation and Revitalization in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005
Summary: The goal of this research is to produce an intermediate-level Dogrib language reader, for young people who have some basic knowledge of the language but are still struggling with more difficult or complex forms. The stories themselves will focus on local legends, and local history of the Yellowknives Dene. Thus, the goals are both to increase young people's competence in Dogrib, and make traditi...

The Words Of Our Ancestors Are Our Path To The Future: Mapping Dene Language, Narrative and Governance in Déline, NWT- Phase 2
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The goal of this study is to understand the evolving role of Dene knowledge, language and culture and support community objectives in governance and land stewardship. This program is initiated by the Deline First Nation to enhance community capacity and Dene knowledge as a foundation for self-governance. Community researchers are provided with training, and community members participate in stru...