Goyatıı̀ K’aàt’ıı̀ Ats’edee, K’aàt’ıı̀ Adets’edee: Ho!

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dc.contributor.author Erasmus, Margaret Therese
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T18:20:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10855
dc.description.abstract This study investigates key components for effective Indigenous adult language learning and resulting health and wellness benefits following a Dene research paradigm with Grounded Theory applications. Eight colleagues in the Master’s of Indigenous Language Revitalization (MILR) program at the University of Victoria participated in open ended discussions on their experiences in learning their Indigenous languages as adults. These Indigenous adults reclaiming their ancestral languages report experiencing benefits related to health and overall well-being. Physical fitness and healthy weight loss, emotional healing and a greater sense of identity all surfaced for my colleagues while working towards or achieving fluency in their languages. The main methods of successful language learning used were the Master-Apprentice Program, Total Physical Response and Accelerated Second Language Acquisition. Tips for learning the languages are included. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Indigenous language learning en_US
dc.subject Indigenous health en_US
dc.subject adult learners en_US
dc.subject language learning methods en_US
dc.subject Indigenous methodology en_US
dc.title Goyatıı̀ K’aàt’ıı̀ Ats’edee, K’aàt’ıı̀ Adets’edee: Ho! en_US
dc.title.alternative Healing our languages, healing ourselves: now is the time en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Saxon, Leslie
dc.degree.department Department of Linguistics en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.embargo 2020-04-14

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