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January 11, 2012 / andreasterzuk

Indigenized Englishes Presentation at Empire School

On Friday, January 13, I’m giving a talk to a group of pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 teachers at Empire School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Vivian Gauvin, a teacher at a high school in Moose Jaw and a graduate student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, approached me to see if I’d speak about my educational research on Indigenized Englishes during one of the Lunch and Learn sessions at Empire School. During this session, I’m going to talk about English language varieties in schools and more specifically about children who are speakers of Indigenized Englishes in Saskatchewan classrooms.  I’m creating this blog post now so I can include some hyperlinks to articles that I’m anticipating these teachers (and anyone else reading) might find useful:

1) A blog entry by Sharla Peltier on the topic of “First Nations English Dialects”

2) A 2008 discussion article on Indigenous English that  I published in the McGill Journal of Education

3) A 2011 special issue of the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology which includes a number of articles related to culturally and linguistically appropriate approaches to screening and assessing children who speak indigenized varieties of English

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