Module 2 – Post 4: Using Online Strategies for Preserving Aboriginal Languages

I’ve been having a difficult time finding much academic writing about social media use by indigenous communities, but I discovered a dissertation by a student at the University of Washington that explores the impact of social media on indigenous language in the northern Quebec community of Inukjuaq. The doctoral thesis investigates Inuit language preferences on an English‐interface social network and examines the conflicting attitudes of youth and elders toward the linguistic consequences of engaging with such a powerful online influence.  (You may need to sign in through UBC’s Library CWL in order to access the link…)

Inuktitut online in Nunavik

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