Northern Selkup communities and their ways to support and promote Selkup: achievements and failures

Lead Author Olga, Kazakevich
Institution Contact Lomonosov Moscow State Unibersity, Research Computing Centre, Laboratory for computational lexicography Leninskiye Gory 1, Build. 4, NIVTs, 119992, Moscow, Russia
Theme Theme 3: Local and Traditional Knowledge
Session Name 3.3 Vulnerability and resilience of Northern Languages: ways to move forward
Datetime Fri, Sep 16, 2016 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text In the paper I am going to present a panorama of activities aimed at supporting and promoting Selkup in the settlements of Krasnoselkup and Pur districts, Yamalo-Nenets autonomous area and in Turukhansk district, Krasnoyarsk territory, and analyze achievements and failures of these activities. The activities include Selkup classes at school and kindergardens, Selkup radio and TV broadcasting, Selkup pages in the Krasnoselkup district newspaper. I’ll also present some activities of linguists working in the area in cooperation with communities members and trying to excavate cultural and linguistic heritage of the communities and to contribute to supporting and promoting Selkup (creating textbooks and dictionaries, developing multi-mesia teaching resourses, consulting school teachers). Finally, I’ll present my understanding of the linguistic situation in the communities and of possible ways of its improvement.
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