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Using Qʷi·qʷi·diččaq ‘Makah’ in our community: A dialogue approach for adult learners

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dc.contributor.author Pascua, Maria Hita·ʔa·ʔoƛ
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-22T23:20:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-22T23:20:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-06-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11875
dc.description.abstract The Makah Tribe in Neah Bay, Washington, began the Makah Language Program (MLP) in 1978 as Qʷi·qʷi·diččaq 'speaking Makah' (or the 'Makah language'), which is an endangered language. Most of the MLP efforts focus on school age students although there are adult materials available and periodic adult classes offered. The goal of this project was to provide additional support for adult learners by creating Qʷi·qʷi·diččaq dialogues that occur in common places in the community, involve typical activities, and include Makah cultural views and traditional teachings. The Makah concept hi·dasubač or 'traditional preparation,' a Makah perspective of learning and practicing in order to accomplish an objective, was used as the methodology for this project; hi·dasubač involves mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of preparation, and advice on its application is included at the beginning of each of the 10 dialogues. Besides focusing on local context and activities, including cultural information, the dialogues were designed to sustain back and forth conversation and provide ways to extend the dialogue through word replacement. It is hoped that the dialogue template and design principles created in this project can be helpful in other contexts of Indigenous Language Revitalization, especially those which need additional support for adult language learners. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject language revitalization en_US
dc.subject Makah language en_US
dc.subject cultural views en_US
dc.subject traditional teachings en_US
dc.subject hi·dasubač en_US
dc.title Using Qʷi·qʷi·diččaq ‘Makah’ in our community: A dialogue approach for adult learners en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Lukaniec, Megan
dc.contributor.supervisor Urbanczyk, Suzanne
dc.degree.department Department of Indigenous Education en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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