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A World of Indigenous Languages

Taken together, the chapters foreground the myriad language reclamation
approaches being adopted and adapted throughout the world. Indigenous
scholars have authored or coauthored every chapter. All the chapters emphasize
language ...

Author : Teresa L. McCarty

Release : 2019-03-13

Publisher : Multilingual Matters

ISBN : 1788923081

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Spanning Indigenous settings in Africa, the Americas, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Central Asia and the Nordic countries, this book examines the multifaceted language reclamation work underway by Indigenous peoples throughout the world. Exploring political, historical, ideological, and pedagogical issues, the book foregrounds the decolonizing aims of contemporary Indigenous language movements inside and outside of schools. Many authors explore language reclamation in their own communities. Together, the authors call for expanded discourses on language planning and policy that embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and forefront grassroots language reclamation efforts as a force for Indigenous sovereignty, social justice, and self-determination. This volume will be of interest to scholars, educators and students in applied linguistics, Ethnic/Indigenous Studies, education, second language acquisition, and comparative-international education, and to a broader audience of language educators, revitalizers and policymakers.

The Indigenous Languages of South America

These advances are represented in this volume in indepth treatments by the foremost scholars in the field, with chapters on the history of investigation, language classification, language endangerment, language contact, typology, phonology ...

Author : Lyle Campbell

Release : 2012-01-27

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter

ISBN : 311025803X

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Excerpt Open publication The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide is a thorough guide to the indigenous languages of this part of the world. With more than a third of the linguistic diversity of the world (in terms of language families and isolates), South American languages contribute new findings in most areas of linguistics. Though formerly one of the linguistically least known areas of the world, extensive descriptive and historical linguistic research in recent years has expanded knowledge greatly. These advances are represented in this volume in indepth treatments by the foremost scholars in the field, with chapters on the history of investigation, language classification, language endangerment, language contact, typology, phonology and phonetics, and on major language families and regions of South America. Reduced series price (print) available! [email protected]

The Native Languages of South America

The book aims to uncover regional patterns and potential deeper genealogical relations between the languages.

Author : Loretta O'Connor

Release : 2014-03-20

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 1107044286

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In South America indigenous languages are extremely diverse. There are over one hundred language families in this region alone. Contributors from around the world explore the history and structure of these languages, combining insights from archaeology and genetics with innovative linguistic analysis. The book aims to uncover regional patterns and potential deeper genealogical relations between the languages. Based on a large-scale database of features from sixty languages, the book analyses major language families such as Tupian and Arawakan, as well as the Quechua/Aymara complex in the Andes, the Isthmo-Colombian region and the Andean foothills. It explores the effects of historical change in different grammatical systems and fills gaps in the World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) database, where South American languages are underrepresented. An important resource for students and researchers interested in linguistics, anthropology and language evolution.

Making Dictionaries

A collection of essays about the theory and practice of Native American lexicography, and more specifically the making of dictionaries, by some of the top scholars working in Native American language studies.

Author : William Frawley

Release : 2002-10-03

Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN : 9780520229969

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A collection of essays about the theory and practice of Native American lexicography, and more specifically the making of dictionaries, by some of the top scholars working in Native American language studies.

Mexican Indigenous Languages at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

indigenous. education. Culturally-sensitive. materials. for. bilingual. Nahuatl.
speakers. José Antonio Flores Farfán Abstract The ... Introduction It is a well-
known fact that the world's indigenous languages are endangered to different
degrees.

Author : Margarita Hidalgo

Release : 2006-01-01

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter

ISBN : 3110197677

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This volume explores the reversing language shift (RLS) theory in the Mexican scenario from various viewpoints: The sociohistorical perspective delves into the dynamics of power that emerged in the Mexican colony as a result of the presence of Spanish. It examines the processes of external and internal Indianization affecting the early European protagonists and the varied dimensions of language shift and maintenance of the Mexican colonial period. The Mexican case sheds light upon language contact from the time in which Western civilization came into contact with the Mesoamerican peoples, for the encounter began with a demographic catastrophe that motivated a recovery mission. While the recovery of Mexican indigenous languages (MIL) was remarkable, RLS ended after fifty years of abundant productivity in MIL. Since then, the slow process of recovery is related to demographic changes, socioreligious movements, rebellion, confrontation, and survival strategies that have fostered language maintenance with bilingualism and language shift with culture preservation. The causes of the Chiapas uprising are analyzed in connection with the language attitudes of the indigenous peoples, while language policy is discussed in reference to the new Law of Linguistic Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (2003). A quantitative classification of the MIL is offered with an overview of their geographic distribution, trends of macrosocietal bilingualism, use in the home domain, and permanence in the original Mesoamerican settlements. Innovative models of bilingual education are presented along with relevant data on several communities and the philosophies and methodologies justifying the programs. A model of Mazahua language use is presented along the Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale.

Unscripted America

" Unscripted America is a study of how colonists in North America struggled to understand, translate, and interpret Native American languages, and the significance of these languages for theological and cosmological issues such as the ...

Author : Sarah Rivett

Release : 2017

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0190492562

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'Unscripted America' reconstructs an archive of indigenous language texts in order to present a new and wholly unique account of their impact on philosophy and US literary culture

Revitalising Indigenous Languages

The book tells the story of the Indigenous Aanaar Saami language (around 350 speakers) and cultural revitalisation in Finland.

Author : Dr. Marja-Liisa Olthuis

Release : 2013-01-23

Publisher : Multilingual Matters

ISBN : 1847698905

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The book tells the story of the Indigenous Aanaar Saami language (around 350 speakers) and cultural revitalisation in Finland. It offers a new language revitalisation method that can be used with Indigenous and minority languages, especially in cases where the native language has been lost among people of a working age. The book gives practical examples as well as a theoretical frame of reference for how to plan, organise and implement an intensive language programme for adults who already have professional training. It is the first time that a process of revitalisation of a very small language has been systematically described from the beginning; it is a small-scale success story. The book finishes with self-reflection and cautious recommendations for Indigenous peoples and minorities who want to revive or revitalise their languages.

Stabilizing Indigenous Languages

Stabilizing indigenous languages is the proceedings of two symposia held in November 1994 and May 1995 at Northern Arizona University.

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Release : 1996

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Stabilizing indigenous languages is the proceedings of two symposia held in November 1994 and May 1995 at Northern Arizona University. These conferences brought together language activists, tribal educators, and experts on linguistics, language renewal, and language teaching to discuss policy changes, educational reforms, and community initiatives to stabilize and revitalize American Indian and Alaska Native languages. Stabilizing indigenous languages includes a survey of the historical, current, and projected status of indigenous languages in the United States as well as extensive information on the roles of families, communities, and schools in promoting their use and maintenance. It includes descriptions of successful native language programs and papers by leaders in the field of indigenous language study, including Joshua Fishman and Michael Krauss.

Transforming Indigeneity

Transforming Indigeneity is an examination of the role that language revitalization efforts play in cultural politics in the small city of S?o Gabriel da Cachoeira, located in the Brazilian Amazon.

Author : Sarah Shulist

Release : 2018-02-19

Publisher : University of Toronto Press

ISBN : 1487522193

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Transforming Indigeneity is an examination of the role that language revitalization efforts play in cultural politics in the small city of S?o Gabriel da Cachoeira, located in the Brazilian Amazon. Sarah Shulist concentrates on how debates, discussions, and practices aimed at providing support for the Indigenous languages of the region shed light on both global issues of language revitalization and on the meaning of Indigeneity in contemporary Brazil. With 19 Indigenous languages still spoken today, S?o Gabriel is characterized by a high proportion of Indigenous people and an extraordinary amount of linguistic diversity. Shulist investigates what it means to be Indigenous in this setting of urbanization, multilingualism, and state intervention, and how that relates to the use and transmission of Indigenous languages. Drawing on perspectives from Indigenous and non-Indigenous political leaders, educators, students, and state agents, and by examining the experiences of urban populations, Transforming Indigeneity provides insight on the revitalization of Amazonian Indigenous languages amidst large social change.

Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas

Focusing on the Americas – home to 40 to 50 million Indigenous people – this book explores the history and current state of Indigenous language revitalization across this vast region.

Author : Serafín M. Coronel-Molina

Release : 2016-04-28

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1135092346

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Focusing on the Americas – home to 40 to 50 million Indigenous people – this book explores the history and current state of Indigenous language revitalization across this vast region. Complementary chapters on the USA and Canada, and Latin America and the Caribbean, offer a panoramic view while tracing nuanced trajectories of "top down" (official) and "bottom up" (grass roots) language planning and policy initiatives. Authored by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, the book is organized around seven overarching themes: Policy and Politics; Processes of Language Shift and Revitalization; The Home-School-Community Interface; Local and Global Perspectives; Linguistic Human Rights; Revitalization Programs and Impacts; New Domains for Indigenous Languages Providing a comprehensive, hemisphere-wide scholarly and practical source, this singular collection simultaneously fills a gap in the language revitalization literature and contributes to Indigenous language revitalization efforts.

Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies

""This book explores sociolinguistic analysis and linguistic analysis. It also discusses the acquisition, maintenance, and loss of the indigenous languages and language policies"--Provided by publisher"--

Author : Toru Okamura

Release : 2020

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ISBN : 9781799829607

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""This book explores sociolinguistic analysis and linguistic analysis. It also discusses the acquisition, maintenance, and loss of the indigenous languages and language policies"--Provided by publisher"--

Re-awakening Languages

The Indigenous languages of Australia have been undergoing a renaissance over recent decades. Many languages that had long ceased to be heard in public and consequently deemed 'dead' or 'extinct'.

Author : John Robert Hobson

Release : 2010

Publisher : Sydney University Press

ISBN : 1920899553

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The Indigenous languages of Australia have been undergoing a renaissance over recent decades. Many languages that had long ceased to be heard in public and consequently deemed 'dead' or 'extinct'.

Native Peoples of the World: An Encylopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues

Members of the Lepcha tribe, indigenous to the northern Indian state of Sikkim,
demonstrate in Kolkata for the inclusion of their language in education and
government. Literally thousands of the world's native languages now face
extinction.

Author : Steven L. Danver

Release : 2015-03-10

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1317464001

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This work examines the world's indigenous peoples, their cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that impact these groups.

Otter’s Journey through Indigenous Language and Law

In Otter’s Journey, Borrows makes use of the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization.

Author : Lindsay Keegitah Borrows

Release : 2018-03-01

Publisher : UBC Press

ISBN : 0774836601

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Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes – to illuminate beyond argument and theoretical exposition. In Otter’s Journey, Borrows makes use of the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. She follows Otter, a dodem (clan) relation from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, on a journey across Anishinaabe, Inuit, Māori, Coast Salish, and Abenaki territories, through a narrative of Indigenous resurgence. In doing so, she reveals that the processes, philosophies, and practices flowing from Indigenous languages and laws can emerge from under the layers of colonial laws, policies, and languages to become guiding principles in people’s contemporary lives.

Language in Australia

Linguists and non-linguists will find in this volume a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia.

Author : Suzanne Romaine

Release : 1991

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9780521339834

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Linguists and non-linguists will find in this volume a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia.

American Indian Languages

Authors Silver and Miller demonstrate the complexity and diversity of these languages while dispelling popular misconceptions.

Author : Shirley Silver

Release : 1997

Publisher : Tucson : University of Arizona Press

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Authors Silver and Miller demonstrate the complexity and diversity of these languages while dispelling popular misconceptions. Their text reveals the linguistic richness of languages found throughout the Americas, emphasizing those located in the western United States and Mexico while drawing on a wide range of other examples from Canada to the Andes.

The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice

This book serves as a manual of effective practices in language revitalization. This book was previously published by Academic Press under ISBN 978-01-23-49354-5.

Author : Leanne Hinton

Release : 2001-10-08

Publisher : BRILL

ISBN : 9004261729

File Size : 38.90 MB

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With world-wide environmental destruction and globalization of economy, a few languages, especially English, are spreading, while thousands others are disappearing, taking with them cultural, philosophical and environmental knowledge systems and oral literatures. This book serves as a manual of effective practices in language revitalization. This book was previously published by Academic Press under ISBN 978-01-23-49354-5.

Indigenous Languages Programmes in Australian Schools

The purpose of the project is to provide a snapshot of the current national situation in Indigenous languages education in Australian schools."--Page viii.

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Release : 2008

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ISBN : 9780864318428

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"The national project which is the subject of this report is directed towards strengthening the quality of Indigenous languages propgrammes in schools. The puammes in schools. The purpose of the project is to provide a snapshot of the current national s.