ERIC Number: EJ610357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Language Shift and Local Choice: On Practicing Linguistics in the 21st Century.
Practicing Anthropology, v21 n2 p23-27 Spr 1999
To successfully maintain endangered Native American languages, Native communities must collectively recognize their language's vulnerability and commit to its continuity. Linguists need more experience with fieldwork and pragmatics, knowledge of various language transmission practices in cultures other than their own, an understanding of cultural dynamics, and a willingness to work with a wide spectrum of personalities and opinions. (TD)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Anthropological Linguistics, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Field Studies, Language Maintenance, Participatory Research, Research Skills, Researcher Subject Relationship, Researchers
Society for Applied Anthropology Business Office, P.O. Box 24083, Oklahoma City, OK 73124-0083, Tel: 405-843-5113 (annual subscription: ind. $18.00, inst. $30.00; back issues: $7.50 each).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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