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

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

by Margarita Hidalgo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3110185970

ISBN-13: 9783110185973

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book provides a valuable insight into the past and present situation of Mexican indigenous languages (MIL). It delves into the dynamics of power that emerged in the Mexican colony as a result of the presence of Spanish, today the dominant language in all public domains. After almost five hundred years, the imbalance of power-sharing functions created the need

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This book provides a valuable insight into the past and present situation of Mexican indigenous languages (MIL). It delves into the dynamics of power that emerged in the Mexican colony as a result of the presence of Spanish, today the dominant language in all public domains. After almost five hundred years, the imbalance of power-sharing functions created the need for structural changes that resulted in the new legislation of 2003.

The book also offers innovative classifications of MIL, trends of bilingualism, and new programs of bilingual education. It reinterprets the chronology of language policy in the early colonial period and provides the rationale for reversing language shift in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110185973
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] Series, #91
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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