Publication details [#58560]

Schreyer, Christine and Clinton N. Westman. 2014. ÎNÎHIYAWÎTWÂW ‘THEY ARE SPEAKING CREE’: CREE LANGUAGE USE AND ISSUES IN NORTHERN ALBERTA, CANADA. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 230 : 115–140.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This study offers novel data on language use (who, when, why) of the Northern Cree language, generally considered a Plains Cree subdialect in northern Alberta. It contains data on multilingualism and Northern Cree convergence with Plains Cree, French, English and other languages. It argues that Northern Cree probably ought to be regarded as a proper dialect deserving further (socio-) linguistic research.