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UqaYou: Tangible grammar connections

Project by 
Anna Edwardson
Project Year 
2014
UqaYou is a digital grammar program that teaches the grammatical rules of the Inupiaq language. Sentences are constructed by using different parts of speech combined into one concatenated word. When speaking the language, each pronunciation of the parts of speech changes as they interact with the next part of speech. When students of the language try to form sentences, they often have not had the opportunity to learn the correct interactions between the different parts of speech. The tangible blocks utilize the vocabulary that the students already know to create sentences that adhere to the complex grammatical rules of the language.