How “Rez Accents” Strengthen Native Identity

Research shows that ethnic identity is shaped not only by the loss—and revitalization—of mother tongues but also by the remixing of English.

In a story about the creation of Native American English, or “the rez accent,” the magazine turns for comment to Kalina Newmark ’11 and Nacole Walker ’11, who authored a study about ethnic identity and language. Read the full story here.