Event Title

Klallam: Not Sleeping but Awakening?

Research Mentor(s)

Pine, Judith M. S.

Streaming Media

Description

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.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

14-5-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2018 6:00 PM

Department

Linguistics

Resource Type

Moving image

Genre/Form

student projects; streaming video

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Clallam language; Indians of North America--Languages; Linguistics--Study and teaching; Language and languages--Study and teaching

Geographic Coverage

Northwest Coast of North America

Type

MovingImage

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

Comments

Linguistics Program, Linguistics 402

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Klallam: Not Sleeping but Awakening?

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.