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Title Revitalizing place names through stories and songs
Description:[Book chapter] Revitalizing place names through stories and songs.
"Native place names research conducted near Kaltag, Alaska, reveals that the Koyukon Athabascan have an intimate relationship with the land. The land, its resources and its inhabitants are examined through the etymology of the place names. Most Koyukon Athabascan place names are descriptive, are binomial, and can be classified into three semantic categories. Oral histories about place names reveal beliefs, stories, and songs of the people. Challenges and oppor-tunities in passing on this knowledge to the younger generation are explored. Several Athabascan language revitalization efforts are underway that combine indigenous teaching strategies and modern technology."
Citation Landscape in Language: Transdisciplinary perspectives. Eds. Mark, Turk, Burenhult, Stea. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Vol. 4, Ch. 11 2011.
Contributors Paskvan, Susan (author)
Type Text
Subject Language(s) Koyukon
LingType placenames
Files: KO981P2011.PDF

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