Aboriginal Languages and Selected Vitality Indicators in 2011

Journals and periodicals: 89-655-X


Many of the 60 or so Aboriginal languages in Canada are considered endangered to varying degrees for their long-term survival. Assessing language vitality or endangerment through the measurement of various factors can provide useful information to help ensure the continuity of a language. This paper illustrates how the 2011 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) can be used to measure some of the factors that provide information related to the vitality of Aboriginal languages.

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Author(s): Langlois, Stéphanie; Turner, Annie
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