Janine Metallic, DISE PhD candidate, featured in Gazette article about Mi'kmaq language

Published: 30 March 2016

DISE PhD student Janine Metallic spoke at length to The Gazette's Christopher Curtis this week for his article "Indigenous languages go under the microscope", published March 25, 2016.

"Something magical happens when she hears the Mi’kmaq language spoken," Janine told The Gazette in part. The article continues to describe Janine's efforts in protecting the Mi'kmaq language, and mentions an upcoming conference at UQAM that will look at the revitalization of Indigenous languages.

Janine’s PhD research focuses on the language stories and experiences of young adult Mi’gmaq who are learning their heritage language as a second language. Currently, Janine is working part-time as a Mi’gmaq language consultant in the Department of Linguistics. Visit for more Mi'gmaq Language Resources.

[read "Indigenous languages go under the microscope," The Gazette, March 25, 2016]

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