Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice

ISBN-10: 0123493544

ISBN-13: 9780123493545

Edition: 2001

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Description: With world-wide environmental destruction and globalization of economy, a few languages, especially English, are spreading rapidly in use, while thousands of other languages are disappearing, taking with them important cultural, philosophical and environmental knowledge systems and oral literatures. We all stand to suffer from such a loss, none more so than the communities whose very identity is being threatened by the impending death of their languages. In response to this crisis, indigenous communities around the world have begun to develop a myriad of projects to keep their languages alive. This volume is a set of detailed accounts about the kind of work that is going on now as people struggle for their linguistic survival. It also serves as a manual of effective practices in language revitalization.

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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 10/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

About the Title
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction
Language Revitalization: An Overview
Diversity in Local Language Maintenance and Restoration: A Reason For Optimism
Language Policy
Federal Language Policy and Indigenous Languages in the United States
"... To Help Assure the Survival and Continuing Vitality of Native American Languages"
Language Planning
Language Planning
Introduction to the Pueblo Languages
Native Language Planning: A Pilot Process in the Acoma Pueblo Community
The Key To Cultural Survival: Language Planning and Revitalization in the Pueblo de Cochiti
The Navajo Language: I
Navajo Head Start Language Study
Maintenance And Revitalization Of National Indigenous Languages
Introduction to Revitalization of National Indigenous Languages
Introduction to the Welsh Language
Welsh: A European Case of Language Maintenance
Introduction to the Maori Language
Te Kohanga Reo: Maori Language Revitalization
An Introduction to the Hawaiian Language
The Movement to Revitalize Hawaiian Language and Culture
"Mai Loko Mai O Ka 'I'ini: Proceeding from a Dream": The 'Aha Punana Leo Connection in Hawaiian Language Revitalization
Immersion
Teaching Methods
The Karuk Language
Teaching Well, Learning Quickly: Communication-Based Language Instruction
The Navajo Language: II
Tsehootsooidi Olta'gi Dine Bizaad Bihoo'aah: A Navajo Immersion Program at Fort Defiance, Arizona
The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program
Linguistic Aspects of Language Teaching and Learning in Immersion Contexts
Literacy
New Writing Systems
An Introduction to Paiute
Language Revitalization in the San Juan Paiute Community and the Role of a Paiute Constitution
Media and Technology
Audio-Video Documentation
Australian Languages
Strict Locality in Local Language Media: An Australian Example
The Arapaho Language
Reflections on the Arapaho Language Project, or When Bambi Spoke Arapaho and Other Tales of Arapaho Language Revitalization Efforts
Irish
Continuity and Vitality: Expanding Domains through Irish-Language Radio
The Mono Language
On Using Multimedia in Language Renewal: Observations from Making the CD-ROM Taitaduhaan
Can the Web Help Save My Language?
Training
Training People to Teach Their Language
Inuttut and Innu-aimun
The Role of the University in the Training of Native Language Teachers: Labrador
Languages of Arizona, Southern California, and Oklahoma
Indigenous Educators as Change Agents: Case Studies of Two Language Institutes
The Navajo Language: III
Promoting Advanced Navajo Language Scholarship
Sleeping Languages
Sleeping Languages: Can They Be Awakened?
The Use of Linguistic Archives in Language Revitalization: The Native California Language Restoration Workshop
The Ohlone Languages
New Life for a Lost Language
About the Editors
About the Authors
Index
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