Indigenous Youth and Multilingualism : Language Identity, Ideology, and Practice in Dynamic Cultural Worlds, Paperback / softback Book

Indigenous Youth and Multilingualism : Language Identity, Ideology, and Practice in Dynamic Cultural Worlds Paperback / softback

Edited by Leisy Thornton Wyman, Teresa L. Mccarty, Sheilah E. Nicholas

Description

Bridging the fields of youth studies and language planning and policy, this book takes a close, nuanced look at Indigenous youth bi/multilingualism across diverse cultural and linguistic settings, drawing out comparisons, contrasts, and important implications for language planning and policy and for projects designed to curtail language loss.

Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars with longstanding ties to language planning efforts in diverse Indigenous communities examine language policy and planning as de facto and de jure - as covert and overt, bottom-up and top-down.

This approach illuminates crosscutting themes of language identity and ideology, cultural conflict, and linguistic human rights as youth negotiate these issues within rapidly changing sociolinguistic contexts.

A distinctive feature of the book is its chapters and commentaries by Indigenous scholars writing about their own communities.

This landmark volume stands alone in offering a look at diverse Indigenous youth in multiple endangered language communities, new theoretical, empirical, and methodological insights, and lessons for intergenerational language planning in dynamic sociocultural contexts.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 230 pages, 4 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9780415522434

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