Motivation in the Portland Chinuk Wawa language community

That’s the title of a recent master’s thesis in ESL done at Portland State University, by Abigail Elaina Pecore.

motivation in the portland chinuk wawa language community


(Picture acknowledgment: WAYK blog.)

I’ve only skimmed it so far, having just discovered it.  It looks like it’ll be a good read.  Pecore’s conclusion rings true, doesn’t it?:

Participants’ main motivations to begin and continue study of Chinuk Wawa were the connections participants made through the language to Native and non-Native PNW history and to the region.  

Check it out for free at the site.