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Jean Chang LING210 Research Project Topic First topic I want to study is the bilingual education system in Tohono O’odham, Navajo or Hopi. They are arguably three of most well known American Indian languages; however, because they are so successful in revitalization of their language system, I believe it is important to study the structure of the education system in both languages. As a bilingual student who emigrated from a foreign country, I am mainly interested in studying the systemic difference (if any) in Navajo and Tohono O’oodham bilingual education. More importantly, I would like to make a visual model that would explain different facets of bilingual education. Here is my tentative visual model. Second topic that I am interested in is on oral tradition of Tohono O’oodham. It
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Unformatted text preview: seems relevant to focus my research on this tribe due to their large population in Arizona. I also plan to contact reservation to see if I could conduct some interview to get first-hand experience in hearing these stories. I also think it would be a great idea to try to visualize the oral tradition system by making a model. Third topic that I am interested in is on grammatical structure of Hopi. I do not know much about this language; however, I do know that use of Hopi has gradually declined over the years. I want to study the grammatical structure and how it differs from other tribes. It will also be interesting to compare these results with Korean grammar and English to see if Hopi resembles Eastern Asian language better than English....
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