Écrire et lire la langue inuit : choix linguistiques contemporains à Iqaluit et Igloolik, Nunavut

Authors: Hot, Aurélie
Advisor: Dorais, Louis-Jacques
Abstract: Literacy practices in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, and Igloolik, a smaller community located in the northern Baffin region, illustrate the daily management of bilingualism by the speakers of the new territory. From the learning of syllabics to social networking sites, a large range of individual experiences is discussed. They contextualize linguistic attitudes, which determine language choice according to the mode of expression. The marginality of Inuit language literacy is readily perceived in this portrait of practices, regardless of the vitality that the language may show orally. These limitations on the expansion of Inuktitut, in all possible domains of use, weaken the balance of an unavoidable complementary relationship with English. A study of the linguistic situation in Greenland shows a different reality, which raises several questions. Dialect diversity, lived experiences of urbanization, economical dynamics and identity mobilizations all have an influence on literacy practices. Conclusions are then drawn about the promotion of the Inuit language. Keywords: syllabic literacy, Nunavut, Inuit language.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2010
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/21321
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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