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Collaborative Development of Blackfoot Language Courses

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Title:Collaborative Development of Blackfoot Language Courses
Authors:Miyashita, Mizuki
Chatsis, Annabelle
Keywords:Blackfoot Language
Language Course
Native American Languages
Language Education
Date Issued:Dec 2013
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Miyashita, Mizuki and Annabelle Chatsis. 2013. Collaborative Development of Blackfoot Language Courses. Language Documentation & Conservation. 7: 302-330.
Abstract:This paper presents the experience of developing a Blackfoot language course as a collaboration between a Blackfoot native speaker and a linguist. During the process, we encountered various challenges typical of indigenous language education in the United States. These include issues such as the lack of language teaching materials, the existence of multiple dialects and various writing systems, and the lack of teacher training opportunities. This paper describes our attempts at addressing these issues and devising strategies to meet these challenges.
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
Journal:Language Documentation & Conservation
Appears in Collections: Volume 07 : Language Documentation & Conservation

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