What is confusing to English speakers about Athabascans?
What is confusing to Athabascans about English speakers?
|They do not speak||They talk too much|
|They keep silent||They always talk first|
|They avoid situations of talking||They talk to strangers or people they don’t know|
|They only want to talk to close acquaintances||They think they can predict the Future|
|They play down their abilities||They brag about themselves|
|They act as if they expect things to be given to them||They don’t help people even when they can|
|They deny planning||They always talk about what’s going to happen later|
|Adapted from “Interethic Communication” written by Ron and Suzanne Scollon 1980 published by Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks|