The visit of Dr. Stephanie Inglis from Cape Breton Universitywill happen between 25 and 27 September 2012.Primary research areas of Dr. Inglis include language contact, change and revitalization, Aboriginal language education, and Mi'kmaw word formation and meaning systems. She is currently working on an interactive talking Mi'kmaw language dictionary for the internet and with the IWK Children’s Hospital on developing a system of pediatric pain evaluation for Mi’kmaq speaking children using Mi’kmaw pain words.
She is the Director of the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom, the L’nu Language Lab of Cape Breton University's Unama'ki College, is the primary center of language research activity at the College. The Lab, in partnership with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) and the Nova Scotia Department of Education, has in its mandate both Mi’kmaw language research and the development and delivery of Mi’kmaw language courses and course material for non/semi-speakers of Mi’kmaq.
Dr. Inglis will give talks on following topics:
25 September 2012 at 4:00 PM: “The Mi’kmaq Nation and Cape Breton University: 25 Years of Success”
Agnes Etherington Atrium, Reception to follow
26 September 2012 at 4:00 PM: “New Technologies for First Nation Language Revival: The Jilaptoq Project”
Walter Light Hall, room 210 Reception to follow at Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
27 September 2012 at 7:00 PM:” Mi’kmaq and the Medical Community: Translating Pain”
New Medical Building Room 132A, Reception to follow