• Political Science
  • Published 1995

LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY: ETHNOLINGUISTIC VITALITY OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES IN CANADA

@inproceedings{Sachdev1995LANGUAGEAI,
  title={LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY: ETHNOLINGUISTIC VITALITY OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES IN CANADA},
  author={Itesh Sachdev},
  year={1995}
}
This paper explores the dimensions of the ethnolinguistic identity and vitality of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Language data from the 1991 Canadian Census as well as other data from governmental, non-governmental and Aboriginal sources are discussed in the context of a social psychological framework of language maintenance and shift. It is concluded that societal empowerment of Aboriginal Peoples is urgently necessary and should include an explicit constitutional recognition of their… CONTINUE READING

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