Language Planning and Policy in Native America: History, Theory, Praxis

Language Planning and Policy in Native America: History, Theory, Praxis

by Teresa L. McCarty
     
 

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Comprehensive in scope and rich in detail, this book explores language planning, language education, and language policy for diverse Native American peoples across time, space, and place. Based on long-term collaborative and ethnographic work with Native American communities and schools, the book examines the imposition of colonial language policies against the… See more details below

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Comprehensive in scope and rich in detail, this book explores language planning, language education, and language policy for diverse Native American peoples across time, space, and place. Based on long-term collaborative and ethnographic work with Native American communities and schools, the book examines the imposition of colonial language policies against the fluorescence of contemporary community-driven efforts to revitalize threatened mother tongues. Here, readers will meet those who are on the frontlines of Native American language revitalization every day. As their efforts show, even languages whose last native speaker is gone can be reclaimed through family-, community-, and school-based language planning. Offering a critical-theory view of language policy, and emphasizing Indigenous sovereignties and the perspectives of revitalizers themselves, the book shows how language regenesis is undertaken in social practice, the role of youth in language reclamation, the challenges posed by dominant language policies, and the prospects for Indigenous language and culture continuance current revitalization efforts hold.

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ISBN-13:
9781847698650
Publisher:
Channel View Publications
Publication date:
01/25/2013
Series:
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism , #90
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
303
File size:
7 MB

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