The Espace Cultural Inuit invites you to a lecture by Carole Cancel, a PhD student in ethnolinguistics and anthropology jointly at Inalco in Paris and Université Laval in Quebec City. She holds a degree in Inuit language and culture from Inalco.
When the federal government was put in charge of the Inuit of the Canadian eastern Arctic in the 1950s, it resulted in new needs for communication in the Inuit language. Given the new institutions of the Northwest Territories government, the territorial claims and finally the government of Nunavut, there was even greater need.
The concerted neological activity, known as taiguusiliurniq in Inuktitut, was organized in terminology workshops beginning in the 1970s.
This lecture will present a summary of Carol Chancel’s PhD thesis, which looks at the neological activity from an ethnolinguistic and anthropological point of view, thanks to observation work in these field workshops.
For an adult audience – duration: 75 min