ERIC Number: EJ610352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Introduction: Reversing Language Shift in Indigenous America: Collaborations and Views from the Field.
McCarty, Teresa L.; Watahomigie, Lucille J.; Yamamoto, Akira Y.
Practicing Anthropology, v21 n2 p2-4 Spr 1999
Indigenous languages are being displaced at an alarming rate. The ramifications of language loss to the speakers' culture and to the wider culture, and its connection to issues of repression and acculturation are discussed. Reversing language shift is the practice of social justice and requires collaboration between indigenous communities and non-Native educational institutions and linguistic anthropologists. (Contains 31 resources.) (TD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Cooperation, Empowerment, Language Maintenance, Power Structure, Sociolinguistics, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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