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Can We Remain Yup'ik In These Contemporary Times? A Conversation Of Three Yugtun-Speaking Mothers

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dc.contributor.author Michael, Veronica E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-08T01:40:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-08T01:40:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/8590
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2010
dc.description.abstract The Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska are experiencing language shift from Yugtun to English. This study is a conversation between three Yugtun speaking mothers who are trying to understand this shift and wondering if they can maintain their identity, and that of their children, in this changing world. The study takes place in the village of Kuiggluk. Data collection included a research journal and focus group discussions. In this study, I have tried to paint a picture of who we are as Yup'ik mothers in our contemporary lives. Qayaruaq, Mikngayaq and I carry with us our own mothers' teachings, while at the same time we face different situations in school and schooling. Through our discussions we sought to understand the reasons for language loss/shift -- a shift that seems to be driving us away from our culture.
dc.subject Bilingual education
dc.subject Linguistics
dc.subject Ethnic studies
dc.subject Native American studies
dc.title Can We Remain Yup'ik In These Contemporary Times? A Conversation Of Three Yugtun-Speaking Mothers
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.degree ma
dc.identifier.department Linguistics Program
dc.contributor.chair Marlow, P.


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