ERIC Number: EJ418383
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Domesticating the Barbarous Tongue: Language Policy for the Navajo in Historical Perspective.
Shonerd, Henry G.
Language Problems and Language Planning, v14 n3 p193-208 Fall 1990
Present-day language policy for the Navajo reflects a lengthy history of attempts to suppress indigenous language varieties. Recent rationalization is rooted in the doctrine of compensatory education, but the suppression is even more total. Alternative policies and practices, rooted in a nonprescriptive view of language variety and progressive educational philosophy, are outlined. (57 references) (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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