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Language transition(s): School responses to recent changes in language choice in a northern Dene community (Canada)


Jung, Dagmar; Klein, Mark; Stoll, Sabine (2018). Language transition(s): School responses to recent changes in language choice in a northern Dene community (Canada). In: Wigglesworth, Gillian; Simpson, Jane; Vaughan, Gill. Language Practices of Indigenous Children and Youth: The Transition from Home to School. UK: Palrgrave Macmillan, 49-69.

Abstract

This chapter presents the efforts of two Dene Sųłiné communities in Northern Saskatchewan and their respective schools to keep the aboriginal language vital in the face of growing bilingualism between Dene and English. The Dene transitional immersion program is introduced, as well as community reactions to its implementation at school. The changing language ecologies of the communities and especially the young generation are discussed, mentioning youth language and code-mixing as part of current language choice.

Abstract

This chapter presents the efforts of two Dene Sųłiné communities in Northern Saskatchewan and their respective schools to keep the aboriginal language vital in the face of growing bilingualism between Dene and English. The Dene transitional immersion program is introduced, as well as community reactions to its implementation at school. The changing language ecologies of the communities and especially the young generation are discussed, mentioning youth language and code-mixing as part of current language choice.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:15 Feb 2018 13:53
Last Modified:08 Aug 2018 09:24
Publisher:Palrgrave Macmillan
ISBN:978-1-137-60120-9
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60120-9_3
Related URLs:https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781137601193 (Publisher)
https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60120-9 (Publisher)
Project Information:
  • : FunderFP7
  • : Grant ID615988
  • : Project TitleACQDIV - Acquisition processes in maximally diverse languages: Min(d)ing the ambient language

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