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Title:Using Gesture to Teach Seneca in a Language Nest School
Bibliographic Citation:Borgia, Melissa Elayne; 2014-03; Kaipuleohone University of Hawai'i Digital Language Archive;http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4617.
Creator:Borgia, Melissa Elayne
Date (W3CDTF):2014-03
Description:Seneca elder Sandy Dowdy and her granddaughter Autumn Crouse direct a language nest school for children aged two to five years in a small longhouse-shaped building, Ganöhsesge:kha:’ Hë:nödeyë:sta’:, or the Faithkeepers School, on the Seneca Allegany Territory in upstate New York. They practice immersion teaching and use forms of gesturing to teach the children both conversational and spiritual functions of Seneca, capitalizing on the belief that the use of gesturing is an effective tool for teaching children, especially those in the toddler range. Gesturing is useful because language and gesture are positively linked, signing links concepts to verbal learning, gesture helps aid memory, and incorporating gesture while learning a language encourages active learning. Gesturing also helps children learn complex concepts, which is ideal for teaching Seneca since the children are learning the Ganö:nyök, literally, ‘let it be used for expressing thanks’ and otherwise known as the Thanksgiving Address, a daily recitation that expresses thankfulness for all of creation.
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Format:8
Identifier:Borgia, Melissa Elayne. 2014. Using Gesture to Teach Seneca in a Language Nest School. Language Documentation & Conservation. 8:92-99
1934-5275
Identifier (URI):http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4617
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Subject:Language Nest School
Seneca
Gesture
Language Education
Endangered Languages
Table Of Contents:borgia.pdf
Type:Article
Type (DCMI):Text

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