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AS IF: Expecting the unexpected

...expressionist cinema (one of the performers is a native German, and the other took a year of the language in college. The fluent speaker speaks German the whole show, while the other translates it literally.)The ImprovBoston All-Stars have won a...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/expecting-unexpected
Art
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

...places like Juneau ... can create schools that allow Native language ... so parents have that option to become fluent speakers in the language of the area of which they're from," Kreiss-Tomkins said.He said Native language revitalization...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/house-dems-talk-native-voting-languages
State | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...loss and effectively create new fluent speakers (of Native languages), a new generation of new fluent speakers," Kreiss-Tomkins said in...is large, but the number of fluent speakers is very small."It's difficult...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
Waa sa iyatee?

...a learning group, not a formal class."Anyone's welcome to it," Story said. "We absolutely would love any fluent speakers to come in and do a lesson, but total beginners can come in, too. It's just exciting to have learners at all...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-18/w%C3%A1-s%C3%A1-iyatee
Art
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

...recording elders while teaching Tlingit to high school students in Juneau in an effort to help students learn from fluent speakers."The old people would say, when they told stories, 'If only someone could write the stories,' and that stuck...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/sharing-her-point-view
Art
Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

...said that through their recordings of Tlingit oral literature and oratory, the Dauenhauers were not only capturing fluent speakers and their stories, they were also documenting how the language functions at its highest level, providing an essential...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/songs-vision-and-experience
Art
Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

...disappearing rapidly. According to Sealaska Heritage Institute, there are only three fluent speakers of Haida, 10 of Tsimshian and 120 of Tlingit. The last fluent speaker of Eyak died in 2008. An amendment to the bill clarifies that state and local...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-house-names-20-native-languages-
State | AK legislature
In the Stacks: nonfiction on audiobook

...Navajo. Despite his "white" schooling, during which speaking Navajo was actively discouraged, Nez was still a fluent speaker and when he joined the military, he became one of twenty-nine Code Talkers. Assigned in pairs to a unit, the Talkers...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-24/stacks-nonfiction-audiobook
Art
SHI awarded grant toward revitalizing Tlingit language

...mentor-apprentice program that works toward perpetuating and revitalizing the Tlingit language. SHI will partner with fluent speakers, advanced Tlingit learners and three Southeast communities to increase the number of fluent Tlingit speakers under...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-15/shi-awarded-grant-toward-revitalizi
Neighbors
Linguists say Ninilchik Russian is distinct

...it came to be is complicated. Now, as it dies out, Ninilchik Russian continues to be complicated.The number of fluent speakers of Ninilchik Russian continues to shrink. To combat the loss, a couple of cousins from the Russian village teamed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-08/linguists-say-ninilchik-russian-distinc
State

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