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ERIC Number: ED419397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 35
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Inspecting the Unexpected: Language Status and Corpus Shifts as Aspects of Language Revitalization.
King, Kendall A.
Drawing on the growing literature on language revitalization initiatives and examples of one Andean initiative in particular, the essay attempts to synthesize some common language corpus and language status transformations that threatened languages undergo during the process of revitalization. Specifically, it looks at the often unexpected changes that have accompanied revitalization initiatives for three well-known threatened languages (Maori, Irish, and Hualapai) and discusses in detail a fourth case, efforts to revitalize Quechua in southern Ecuador. After exploring the commonalities across these contexts, the parallels and contrasts between the processes of language vitalization and language death are considered. Implications for language planners and revitalization advocates are outlined. Contains 43 references. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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