Bringing Our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families

ISBN-10: 159714200X
ISBN-13: 9781597142007
Edition: 2013
Author(s): Leanne Hinton
Description: Throughout the world, individuals in the intimacy of their homes innovate, improvise, and struggle daily to pass on endangered languages to their children. Elaina Albers of Northern California holds a tape player to her womb so her baby can hear old  More...
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Copyright Year: 2013
Publisher: Heyday Books
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Throughout the world, individuals in the intimacy of their homes innovate, improvise, and struggle daily to pass on endangered languages to their children. Elaina Albers of Northern California holds a tape player to her womb so her baby can hear old songs in Karuk. The Baldwin family of Montana put labels all over their house marked with the Miami words for common objects and activities, to keep the vocabulary present and fresh. In Belfast, three generations of the Mac Póilin family cluster together in a neighborhood of "Irish houses" that strive for bilingual fluency through community education and daily immersion.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Starting from Zero
Miami
myaamiaataweenki oowaaha: 'Miami Spoken Here'
Wampanoag
How Did This Happen to my Language?: jessie little doe baird
Learning from the Elders
Karuk
Karuk Language and the Albers Basket
Yuchi
Family Language without a Language Family
Families and Communities Working Together
Mohawk
Our Kanien'k�ha Language
Maori
My Language Story
Hawaiian
E Paepae Hou 'Ia Ka Pohaku: Reset the Stones of the Hawaiian House Platform
Anishinaabemowin
Language, Family, and Community
Irish
Belfast's Neo-Gaeltacht
Variations on a Theme
Kypriaka
Making Choices, Enriching Life
Warlpiri
About Dad
Family Language-Learning Programs
Kawaiisu
The Kawaiisu Language at Home Program
Scottish Gaelic
Taic/CNSA and Scottish Gaelic
Conclusion
Bringing Your Language into Your Own Home
Contributor Biographies

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