August 4–7, 2019
Coaching Indigenous Accents
Our materials from our conference presentation (3:20–4:50 on Tuesday, August 6) will be available here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Eric Armstrong or Shannon Vickers.
The PDF of Shannon’s presentation from the conference is available here.The slides from the presentation that Eric gave, available as a PDF, is available for download here. The video of Cameron Adams is also available.
To access the accent materials created by our project, visit nativeearth.ca and ask permission to access the materials, which are available to Indigenous performers, and voice, speech, and/or accent coaches who work with Indigenous performers.
A breakdown of the Swampy Cree Accent of English (PDF) to accompany the audio, available from nativeearth.ca, with general notes about the accent, and detailed notes about all of the lexical sets of English.
The resources mentioned in Eric’s presentation include:
www.atlas-ling.ca — comparative atlas of Algonquian languages (e.g. dialects of Cree, Anishinaabemowin, Michif, etc.)
native-land.ca — a map of traditional Indigenous territories, which includes information on Land Acknowledgements.
firstvoices.com — language learning resources supported by The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (BC).