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dc.contributor.authorWassilie, Irene M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-14T00:04:11Z
dc.date.available2020-02-14T00:04:11Z
dc.date.issued2019-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/10912
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research was conducted in a setting where the students are losing their Indigenous language. It is centered around the retention and revitalization of the Yugtun language. The goal of the research was to gain insights into how second graders in a dual language enrichment school constructed meaning and focus on form in their classroom. The instructional model employed as part of this investigation is the PACE Model, which is a story-based approach to teaching grammar through focus on form with an emphasis on meaning making. The model is consistent with Indigenous oral storytelling, cultural values, traditions and expectations. The study involves myself and fourteen second graders in Napaskiak, Alaska. ZJW Memorial School is one of 28 schools in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. Of these fourteen students, only one spoke Yugtun as his first language. The others were immersed into Yugtun as a second language. I implemented the PACE approach over the course of 25 days. Data was gathered through field notes, student artifacts, video and audio recordings. The data reveals that meaning making and building background knowledge can be a challenge for both teacher and students. It also reveals that the teacher should be implementing multimodal approaches to build comprehensible input so that students may produce output in the target language.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectbilingual educationen_US
dc.subjectCentral Yupik languageen_US
dc.subjectYupik languagesen_US
dc.subjectstudy and teachingen_US
dc.subjectendangered languagesen_US
dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectlanguages in contacten_US
dc.titleQuliriuralta (Lets keep telling stories): pace model with traditional Yup'ik storytelling in a second grade dual language classroomen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentLinguistics Programen_US
dc.contributor.chairSiekmann, Sabine
dc.contributor.committeeMartelle, Wendy
dc.contributor.committeePatterson, Leslie
dc.contributor.committeeSamson, Sally
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-14T00:04:11Z


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