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The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization the Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization


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Language Revitalization as a Growing Field of Study and Practice

Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss and Gerald Roche

Part 1 Issues of Theory and Practice Section 1.1. Language Revitalization in Context 1. "Language is Like Food ... ": Links Between Language Revitalization and Health and Wellbeing Michael Walsh 2. Language Rights and Revitalization Tove Skutnabb-Kangas 3. Community-Based Language Planning: Perspectives from Indigenous Language Revitalization Teresa L. McCarty 4. Reinvigorating Language Policy and Planning for Intergenerational Language Revitalisation Joseph Lo Bianco Section 1.2. The Role of Institutions 5. The Role of Organizations in Language Revitalization Suzanne Gessner, Margaret Florey, Inee Slaughter, and Leanne Hinton 6. Training Institutes for Language Revitalization Arienne Dwyer, Ofelia Zepeda, Jordan Lachler, and Janne Underriner Section 1.3. Revitalization through Education 7. Preschool and School as Sites for Revitalizing Languages with Very Few Speakers Jon Todal 8. Higher Education in Indigenous Language Revitalization William H. Wilson 9. Is Revitalization through Education Possible? Nancy H. Hornberger and Haley De Korne Section 1.4. Language Revitalization in the Household 10. Kotahi Mano Kaika, Kotahi Mano Wawata - A Thousand Homes, a Thousand Dreams: Permission to Dream Again Hana Merenea O'Regan 11. Tolowa Language in the home Pyuwa Bommelyn with Ruby Tuttle Section 1.5. New Methodologies for Language Learning 12. The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program Leanne Hinton, Margaret Florey, Suzanne Gessner and Jacob Manatowa-Bailey 13. An Overview of Where Are Your Keys: A Glimpse Inside the Technique Toolbox Evan Gardner and Susanna Ciotti 14. The Root Word Method For Building Proficient Second Language Speakers of Polysynthetic Languages: Onkwawen:na Kentyokhwa Adult Mohawk Language Immersion Program Tehota'kera:tonh Jeremy Green and Owennatekha Brian Maracle 15. Language Nesting in the Home Zalmai aswali Zahir Section 1.6. Literacy, Language Documentation, and the Internet 16. Revitalizing the Cherokee Syllabary Brad Montgomery-Anderson 17. Learning Languages Through Archives Justin Spence 18. The Breath of Life Workshops and Institutes Daryl Baldwin, Leanne Hinton and Gabriela Perez Baez 19. Online dictionaries for language revitalization Andrew Garrett 20. Language Documentation and Language Revitalization: Some Methodological Considerations Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank 21. Documentary Fieldwork and its Web of Responsibilities Nancy C. Dorian Section 1.7. Special representations of language 22. Hawaiian Medium Theatre and the Language Revitalization Movement: A Means to Reestablishing Mauli Hawai'i C. M. Kaliko Baker 23. A Case for Greater Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Language and Music Revitalization Catherine Grant 24. Revitalization of Whistled Languages Julien Meyer 25. Endangerment and Revitalization of Sign Languages J. Albert Bickford and Melanie McKay-Cody 26. New Speakers of Minority Languages Bernadette O'Rourke Part 2 Regional Perspectives: Decolonizing and Globalizing Language Revitalization Introduction Gerald Roche Section 2.1. Europe 27. From the Ashes: Language Revitalization in Cornwall Jenefer Lowe 28. Maintenance and Revitalization of Gallo Sean Nolan 29. Language Revitalization in the Channel Islands Julia Sallabank Section 2.2. Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand 30. Language Revitalization in Aotearoa/New Zealand Stephen May and Richard Hill 31. Language Revival in Australia John Hobson 32. Revitalization of Kaurna Rob Amery Section 2.3. The Arctic 33. Arctic Indigenous Languages: Vitality and Revitalization Lenore A. Grenoble 34. Revitalization of Sami Languages in Three Nordic Countries: Finland, Norway and Sweden Ulla Aikio-Puoskari 35. "This Work is Not for Pessimists": Revitalization of Inari Saami Language Annika Pasenen Section 2.4. The Americas 36. Language Revitalization in Indigenous North America Leanne Hinton and Barbra Meek 37. "Carrying on The Word That I Know": Teacher-Community Language Revitalization Collaborations in Indigenous Oaxaca, Mexico Lois M. Meyer 38. Revitalizing Pipil: The Cuna Nahuat Experience Jorge E. Lemus 39. Language Revalorization in Peruvian Amazonia, Through the Lens of Iquito Christine Beier and Lev Michael Section 2.5. Asia 40. Language Revitalization of Tibetan Gerald Roche and Lugyal Bum 41. Supporting and Sustaining Language Vitality in Northern Pakistan Henrik Liljegren 42. Language Revitalization: The Tai Ahom Language of Northeast India Stephen Morey 43. Revitalization of Duoxu: A First-hand Account Katerina Chirkova 44. Revitalization of The Ryukyuan Languages Patrick Heinrich 45. The Revitalization of Nivkh on Sakhalin Ekaterina Gruzdeva and Juha Janhunen Section 2.6. Africa 46. Supporting Vital Repertoires, Not Revitalizing Languages Friederike Lupke 47. Reclaiming Amazigh in a Time of Devitalization Ahmed Kabel Conclusion What works in Language Revitalization Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss and Gerald Roche

About the Author

Leanne Hinton is Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and an advisory member of the board of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival. Leena Huss is Professor Emerita at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Professor II Emerita at The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso. Gerald Roche is an anthropologist, and is currently a DECRA research fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.


"This impressive collection comprises chapters examining perspectives on language revitalization including its context, players, methods, technology, and relationship to documentation and other disciplines, and chapters on regional perspectives. Authors include learners, curriculum developers, language centre directors, linguists, and others. This is exactly the book needed today. It will be invaluable for all involved in language revitalization from research and practice perspectives. Thank you to the editors for their vision."

- Keren Rice, University of Toronto, Canada

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