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.
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 pdx.edu site.