Stephanie Pile

Contact Info

  • Office: Grad Room SN3063
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  • Dr. Julie Brittain
  • Dr. Yvan Rose

Research Interests

  • First Nations and Indigenous Languages (notably Algonquian, Iroquoian, and Eskimo-Aleut languages); Language Maintenance and Revitalization; Language Contact; Language Acquistion; BIlingualism.  

  • I am particularly interested in the design and implementation of community-based language revitalization programs (such as language nests and master-apprentice programs), as well as the development of resource materials for all stages of language learning. 

Thesis Title

  • Cree/English Code Mixing in Child and Child-Directed Speech:  A Case Study from Nothern East Cree

Thesis Description

Code mixing is the act of switching between languages (or codes) during speech; for example "I want to eat une pomme rouge" ("I want to eat a red apple"). I will be conducting a study of the code mixing of one child learning Cree as a first language and English as a second, and comparing this to the code mixing of his adult interlocutor. This research has been done as part of the Chisasibi Child Language Acquisition Study (


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