ERIC Number: EJ610355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Interrupting White Mountain Apache Language Shift: An Insider's View.
Practicing Anthropology, v21 n2 p16-19 Spr 1999
A White Mountain Apache (WMA) doctoral student collaborating with a non-Indian linguist on a grammar book project discusses the status of the WMA language; causes of WMA language shift; aspects of insider-outsider collaboration; implications for revitalization and maintenance of indigenous languages; and the responsibilities of individuals, institutions, and communities toward language maintenance efforts. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Anthropological Linguistics, Apache, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Diglossia, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Language Research, Moral Values, Participatory Research, Research Skills, Researcher Subject Relationship, World Views
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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