Monday, February 8, 2010

English in Nain

Jennifer Thorburn is doing a project about what makes English in Nain different from English in other parts of the province.

Thorburn is a student at Memorial University in St. John’s. She arrived in Nain February 1st and is here until February 28th 2010.

She says those who participate get $30 cash after the 1 hour recorded interview.

Thorburn adds that participant’s names and personal information will not be shared with anyone in the community.

However, a representative from the Nunatsiavut Government will hear parts of the interview dealing with Traditional Knowledge if they talk about that.

She says she has some interviews with youth lined up already, but would also like to speak with older members of the community.

Anyone over the age of 16 and up can participate.

She would also like to speak with people in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and to elders; all they need to do is to be willing to talk to her in English.

Interviews are taking place at the Nain Inuit Community Government’s town council building.

Thorburn says she can also go to people's homes if that's easier for them.

You can reach Jennifer Thorburn at (709) 922-2313 or at the NICG at (709) 922-2842.

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