Poster Title

Klallam: Not Sleeping but Awakening?

Research Mentor(s)

Judy Pine

Affiliated Department

Linguistics Program, Linguistics 402

Start Date

14-5-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2018 6:00 PM

Keywords

Klallam, language, endangered language, indigenous language, Native American, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S’Klallam, Port Gamble S’Klallam, world language education, minority language, linguistic diversity

Document Type

Event

Streaming Media

Abstract

Like many indigenous languages across the world, the Klallam language of Northwest Washington has experienced drastic speaker loss over the last century. Power dynamics between languages, and speakers pushed the loss of intergenerational transmission so far that the last native speaker died in 2014. However, the tribe in conjunction with Linguist Timothy Montler, and Port Angeles public school system has created a program to bring Klallam to the younger generations.

Language

English

Format

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May 14th, 4:00 PM May 14th, 6:00 PM

Klallam: Not Sleeping but Awakening?

Linguistics Program, Linguistics 402

Like many indigenous languages across the world, the Klallam language of Northwest Washington has experienced drastic speaker loss over the last century. Power dynamics between languages, and speakers pushed the loss of intergenerational transmission so far that the last native speaker died in 2014. However, the tribe in conjunction with Linguist Timothy Montler, and Port Angeles public school system has created a program to bring Klallam to the younger generations.