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ERIC Number: EJ656715
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Prospects for the Survival of the Navajo Language: A Reconsideration.
Spolsky, Bernard
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v33 n2 p139-162 Jun 2002
Discusses endangerment of the Navajo language, blaming schooling, but noting several other factors that weaken language loyalty. Explains that vernacular literacy, traditional and introduced religion, and political structure have failed to establish a counterforce to language loss. Economic changes have led to new living patterns that, together with improved communication, break down isolation and support the threat to language survival. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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