Saving Languages An Introduction to Language Revitalization

ISBN-10: 0521016525
ISBN-13: 9780521016520
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Written not only for linguists and anthropologists, this book serves as a general reference guide to language revitalization for language activists and community members who believe they should ensure the future use of their languages, despite their predicted loss. Drawing extensively on case studies, it highlights the necessary background and central issues such as literacy, policy decisions, and allocation of resources. The volume's primary goal is to provide the essential tools for a successful language revitalization program, setting and achieving realistic goals, and anticipating and resolving common obstacles.

Preface
Language revitalization as a global issue
Introduction
Assessing language vitality
Terminology
Levels of language endangerment and loss
Why revitalization?
Issues in language revitalization
Introduction
Macro-variables
The extra-national level
The national level
Language policy
Language attitudes
Education policies
Regional autonomy
Federal support
Regional variables
Regional languages
Language density
Micro-variables: the local level
Language attitudes
Human resources
Religion
Literacy
Financial resources
Case study: Cornish
Establishing appropriate goals
Models for revitalization
Introduction
Total-immersion programs
Te Kohanga Reo, the language nest
Partial-immersion or bilingual programs
The local language as a second, "foreign" language
Community-based programs
Master-apprentice program
Language reclamation models
Documentation as revitalization?
Case studies
Languages of the North: Siberian native languages and Soviet policy
Shuar (South America)
The Mohawk Immersion Program in Kahnawa:ke (Canada)
Hawaiian
Literacy
Introduction
Models of literacy
Autonomous literacy
Vai literacy as a counterexample to autonomous literacy
New Literacy Studies
Local and social literacies
Functional literacy
Literacy in language revitalization
Why literacy?
Prestige
Empowerment
Literacy as a basic human right
Arguments against literacy
Shifting from an oral to a written culture
The lack of a written tradition
Transitional literacy
Instituting local literacy
Attitudes
Assessing the prospects for successful local literacy
Creating a context
Standardization
Literacy teachers
Conclusion
Orthography
Introduction
Writing systems
Linguistic and cognitive considerations
Social issues
Underdifferentiation and functional load
Tone
Standardization of orthographies
Motivations for standardization
Implications of standardization
Process of standardization
Recommendations
Creating a language program
Preliminaries
Assessment of resources
Assessment of language vitality
Assessment of language variation
Assessment of needs, goals, and attitudes
Assessing attitudes
A reality check on surveys
Goals and needs
Potential problems and how to avoid them
Problems that occur internal to the community
External barriers
Updating the lexicon
Creating a literacy program
Literacy assessment
Creating a written language
Creating materials
Teacher training
The role of technology
The role of the outsider
The academic
The missionary-linguist
Evaluation and long-term prognosis
Sample survey questions
Language vitality
Variation
Attitudes
Basic literacy survey
Program evaluation
Checklist of procedures
Online resources
References
Index of languages
General index

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