YDLI is offering information sessions on on topics in linguistics and language learning, aimed at providing information for policy-makers, language teachers, and other community members. Details are being arranged. This project is funded by the education component of the federal Gathering Strength initiative. Topics available include:
In cooperation with the University of British Columbia, YDLI offered Linguistics 100 "Introduction to Language and Linguistics" in the Winter term of 2000-2001. A course on lexicography (dictionary-making) will be offered in June. For more information, click here We hope that this will be the first of a series of courses useful to people who wish to learn to do linguistic research and formulate and implement language policy, as well as to language teachers. This project is funded by the education component of the federal Gathering Strength initiative.
We are creating an Integrated Resource Package (IRP) for the Carrier language. "Integrated Resource Package" is the name used by the provincial Ministry of Education for a curriculum. IRPs are so-called because they are supposed to integrate four kinds of information:
A curriculum in the narrowest sense would only contain learning outcomes.
This project represents a resumption of the curriculum development project suspended in the Fall of 1998. This project is funded under a contract with the provincial Ministry of Education.
YDLI has in its archives hundreds of cassette tapes containing valuable linguistic and historical information. Many of these are the only copy in existence. In addition, there are many similar tapes in band offices, treaty offices, and individual homes. All of these recordings are at risk due to aging of the tapes, fire, flood, being recorded over, or being misplaced. In order to ensure that this material is not lost, we plan to digitize as many of them as possible and to copy the material onto CD-ROMS, of which several copies will be made and stored in different places. The initial project is funded by the federal Aboriginal Languages Initiative through the First People's Cultural Foundation.
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