Quebec s Aboriginal Languages

This volume is the most complete of any published concerning the nine native languages of Quebec : Abenaki , Algonquin , Atikamekw , Cree , Inuktitut , Micmac , Mohawk , Montagnais and Naskapi . " The conceiver and editor of this ...

Author: Jacques Maurais

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106012987522

Category: Education

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Seven essays examine the nine languages of native people in the otherwise French-speaking province. They look at the situation of aboriginal languages in the Americas as a whole as well as in Quebec, language policies of the Canadian and Quebec governments, the state of scholarship and modernization, grammatical sketches and predictions for the future for each language, and the role of the aboriginal languages in the perspective of language planning. Translated from Les langues autochtones du Quebec for which neither date nor publisher is noted. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Aboriginal Education

... entitled Safeguarding and Promoting Aboriginal Languages in Quebec (Quebec, Social and Cultural Development Committee, ... to protect the cultural and linguistic heritage of Quebec's Aboriginal nations that seek government help.

Author: Lynne Davis

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774852012

Category: Education

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Education is at the heart of the struggle of Aboriginal peoples to regain control over their lives as communities and nations. The promise of education is that it will instruct the people in ways to live long and well, respecting the wisdom of their ancestors and fulfilling their responsibilities in the circle of life. Aboriginal Education documents the significant gains in recent years in fulfilling this promise. It also analyzes the institutional inertia and government policies that continue to get in the way. The contributors to this book emphasize Aboriginal philosophies and priorities in teaching methods, program design, and institutional development. An introductory chapter on policy discourse since 1966 provides a context for considering important achievements and constraints in transforming Aboriginal education into an instrument of self-determination. A number of the chapters are drawn from reports and papers prepared for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples as background to its 1996 report. They cover a broad range of subjects: educational practice from elementary to post-secondary levels; initiatives in language conservation and communications media; the development of Aboriginal institutions; and policy discourse among Aboriginal, federal, provincial, and territorial bodies. As the authors make clear, Aboriginal education continues to be practised on an intensely political terrain. While governments fund particular Aboriginal initiatives, the homogenizing pressures of a globalizing society are relentless. Political gains in negotiating self-government thus establish the context in which the distinctiveness of Aboriginal education and cultures is sustained. This book is a valuable resource for administrators, educators and students with an interest in Aboriginal issues and educational reform.

Language Citizenship and Identity in Quebec

Code-switching in caretaker speech and bilingual competence in a native village of northern Quebec. ... The state of the art in linguistic research, standardisation and modernisation in Quebec Aboriginal languages. In J. Maurais (ed.) ...

Author: L. Oakes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230625495

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Globalization is calling for new conceptualizations of belonging within culturally diverse communities. Quebec, driven by the pressures of maintaining Francophone identity and accommodating migrant groups, provides a fascinating case study of how to foster a sense of belonging.

Language in Canada

During the 1980s the Quebec government took a number of steps towards recognizing the status of aboriginal languages. The Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms recognizes that ethnic minorities have 'the right to maintain and ...

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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Language in Canada provides an up-to-date account of the linguistic and cultural situation in Canada, primarily from a sociolinguistic perspective. The strong central theme connecting language with group and identity will offer insights into the current linguistic and cultural tension in Canada. The book provides comprehensive accounts of the original 'charter' languages, French and English, as well as the aboriginal and immigrant varieties which now contribute to the overall picture. It explains how they came into contact - and sometimes into conflict - and looks at the many ways in which they weave themselves through and around the Canadian social fabric. The public policy issues, particularly official bilingualism and educational policy and language, are also given extensive coverage. Non-specialists as well as linguists will find in this volume, a companion to Language in Australia, Language in the USA and Language in the British Isles, an indispensable guide and reference to the linguistic heritage of Canada.

Canadian Language Policies in Comparative Perspective

Or the original: Du continent perdu à l'archipel retrouvé (Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 1983). Contains chapters on Quebec, Ontario, the Canadian west, ... Quebec's Aboriginal Languages: History, Planning, and Development.

Author: Michael A. Morris

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773537057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 429

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A systematic examination of language policies in Canada based on domestic and international comparisons.

Language in the Twenty First Century

In the case of Quebec's Aboriginal languages, territoriality already exists in an embryonic form in the system of reservations. In 1998 the Government proposed to the First Nations that it increase their financial and governmental ...

Author: Humphrey Tonkin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027296429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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What is the future of languages in an increasingly globalized world? Are we moving toward the use of a single language for global communication, or are there ways of managing language diversity at the international level? Can we, or should we, maintain a balance between the global need to communicate and the maintenance of local and regional identities and cultures? What is the role of education, of language rights, of language equality in this volatile global linguistic mix? A group of leading scholars in sociolinguistics and language policy examines trends in language use across the world to find answers to these questions and to make predictions about likely outcomes. Highlighted in the discussion are, among other issues, the rapidly changing role of English, the equally rapid decline and death of small languages, the future of the major European languages, the international use of constructed languages like Esperanto, and, not least, the question of what role applied scholarship can and should play in mapping and influencing the future.

The Languages of Native North America

Quebec: Grouped'études inuit et circumpolaires.11 1992. L'inuktitut. Les langues autochtones du Québec. J. Maurais,ed. Québec: Les Publications du Québec, Dossiers CLF35: 287316.Translatedin1996, Quebec's aboriginal languages: history, ...

Author: Marianne Mithun

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107392809

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This book provides an authoritative survey of the several hundred languages indigenous to North America. These languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. Part I of the book provides an overview of structural features of particular interest, concentrating on those that are cross-linguistically unusual or unusually well developed. These include syllable structure, vowel and consonant harmony, tone, and sound symbolism; polysynthesis, the nature of roots and affixes, incorporation, and morpheme order; case; grammatical distinctions of number, gender, shape, control, location, means, manner, time, empathy, and evidence; and distinctions between nouns and verbs, predicates and arguments, and simple and complex sentences; and special speech styles. Part II catalogues the languages by family, listing the location of each language, its genetic affiliation, number of speakers, major published literature, and structural highlights. Finally, there is a catalogue of languages that have evolved in contact situations.

Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy

The current situation of the Inuits in Quebec is the focus of this section. It illustrates the pressures that are inevitably brought to bear on Aboriginal language and culture through being part of a larger political community whose ...

Author: Catrin Norrby

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694485

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This book brings together current research by leading international scholars on the often contentious nature of language policies and their practical outcomes in North America, Australia and Europe. It presents a range of perspectives from which to engage with a variety of pressing issues raised by multilingualism, multiculturalism, immigration, exclusion, and identity. A recurrent theme is that of tension and conflict: between uniformity and diversity, between official policies and real day-to-day life experiences, but also between policies in schools and the corporate world and their implementation. Several chapters present research about language policy issues that has previously not been fully or easily available to an English-language audience. Many of the chapters also provide up-to-date analyses of language policy issues in particular regions or countries, focusing on recent developments.

Language in the 21st Century

In the case of Québec's Aboriginal languages , territoriality already exists in an embryonic form in the system of reservations . In 1998 the Government proposed to the First Nations that it increase their financial and governmental ...

Author: Humphrey Tonkin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1588113841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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What is the future of languages in an increasingly globalized world? Are we moving toward the use of a single language for global communication, or are there ways of managing language diversity at the international level? Can we, or should we, maintain a balance between the global need to communicate and the maintenance of local and regional identities and cultures? What is the role of education, of language rights, of language equality in this volatile global linguistic mix? A group of leading scholars in sociolinguistics and language policy examines trends in language use across the world to find answers to these questions and to make predictions about likely outcomes. Highlighted in the discussion are, among other issues, the rapidly changing role of English, the equally rapid decline and death of small languages, the future of the major European languages, the international use of constructed languages like Esperanto, and, not least, the question of what role applied scholarship can and should play in mapping and influencing the future.

Resources in Education

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