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The Semantics of Quantifiers in Tlicho Yatii and Sahtuot'ine Yati
Principal Investigator: Hucklebridge, Sherry
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The specific focus of this study is on quantifiers in Tlicho Yatii and Sahtuot’ine Yati. The term ‘quantifier’ is used to refer to words that combine with nouns and give information about the amount of that noun. Examples of quantifiers in English include ‘all,’ ‘every,’ and ‘some.’ Tlicho Yatii and Sahtuot’ine Yati have distinct quantifiers from English, and from each other. For example, while En...


The relative effects of phonetic and phonological salience on speech sound processing
Principal Investigator: Barzilai, Maya L
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective of this project is to examine cases in which the phonetic and phonological properties of a pair of speech sounds make conflicting about predictions in which sound will be more easily processed. Tlicho, a phonologically Low-marked language, provides an ideal test ground for this question. High tones are more phonetically salient, where as low tones are more salient in the grammatical ...


Yellowknives Dene Placenames and Tetsot'ine (Chipewyan) Dictionary
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The first objective is to produce a list of placenames, with their geographical coordinates and an English translation of the placenames, to leave with the Land & Environment Office, as well as a bilingual, interlinear transcript of any stories about places or placenames that the Principal Investigator (PI) collect from elders. The second objective is to produce a Tetso?´t'ine´ (Chipewyan) diction...


The Semantics of Relative Clauses in Tlicho Yatii
Principal Investigator: Hucklebridge, Sherry
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The specific focus of this study is on relative clauses in Tlicho Yatii. The term `relative clause' is used to refer to clauses that define, identify or describe nouns. For example, in the sentence `The students who Ann liked got an A', the clause `who Ann liked' is a relative clause. Unlike English, Tlicho Yatii has few adjectives, and relative clauses are used for all description of nouns in the...


From Dene Kede to Dene Ts’ili: Review of Dene Language and Cultural Revitalization Initiatives in the Sahtu Region
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: This collaborative project involving community and academic collaborators seeks to synthesize knowledge about North Slavey language and cultural revitalization as a core component of evolving community visions for Dene ts'ili (being Dene, Dene ways of life) in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories. The project reflects upon the documented history of Dene language revitalization efforts in ...


Recipes for literacy
Principal Investigator: Saxon, Leslie A.
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: There are two research objectives: 1) to develop a bilingual Tlicho-English recipe and instruction book with collaboration from Tlicho language and culture experts and community members. This will be a community resource. (There may be instructions relating to cooking that are not exactly recipes, but the research team will refer to them as “recipes” in what follows.) 2) The research focuses on me...


Conditionals and temporal expressions in Tlicho Yatii
Principal Investigator: Anisman, Adar
Licensed 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...


Inuvialuktun Energy Terminology Development
Principal Investigator: Adams, Sheena E
Licensed Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: In collaboration with the Inuvialuit, Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) and Royal Roads University the Principal Investigator proposes to develop Inuvialuktun energy terminology. The new terms will be used in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region for education and communication about energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. The completed project could be replicated to the other 10 official lang...


The Verb System of Tetsot'ine Yatie (Yellowknife): Lutselk'e, Dettah, and Ndilo dialects
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licensed 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...


The Sounds of Tukudh
Principal Investigator: Horowitz, Wayne
Licensed 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...


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