Chapter 11: Indigenous Languages
Exercise 1. Listen again to the interview with David Kanatawakhon-Maracle in Unit 11.4. At 6:38 of the interview, he describes the trouble that English speakers often have pronouncing his name, Kanatawakhon. Try to transcribe this name in IPA, giving as detailed a narrow transcription as you can.
Exercise 2. Imagine you are working as a linguistic consultant with a community who is working to document their language. What kind of questions would you ask the fluent speakers, to elicit language data?
Exercise 2. Imagine you are working as a linguistic consultant on some audio-recordings of speech from fluent speakers of an Indigenous language. What information would you try to obtain from these audio-recordings? What linguistics skills would you use? Where would you start?