SFU is helping produce the first-ever grammar book for one of Canada’s endangered First Nations languages. Currently, Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) is spoken by less than half the population of approximately 1,800 Tsilhqot’in in the Williams Lake area of British Columbia.
The book—a joint project of SFU’s linguistics department and the Tsilhqot’in national government—will help ensure the Tsilhqot’in language remains accessible to future generations. The book will be used in SFU’s First Nations Studies program as well as by the aboriginal community.
For more information:
SFU News article
SFU Department of Linguistics
SFU First Nations Studies