Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jennifer Throburn's Research

Jennifer Thorburn is a student from the Memorial University in St. John’s. She has been in Nain since February 5th doing interviews with people.

She’s been trying to find out what makes the use of the English language in Nain different from other parts of the province.

She has spoken to sixty people of different age groups
They were asked what lifestyle changes they have seen over their lives.

They were also asked if they thought their Inuktitut language was disappearing.

People in their twenties and thirties are saying they may understand some Inuktitut but can’t speak it.

Thorburn is heading back to St. John’s tomorrow. So she can listen to all the interviews. She will then write a report for the Nunatsiavut Government.

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