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Books: Language Planning

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  1. mconner, Lang Planning: The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice

Message 1: Lang Planning: The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice

Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 13:57:12 -0700
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Subject: Lang Planning: The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice

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Edited by
Leanne Hinton
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Kenneth Hale
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

With world-wide environmental destruction and globalization of
economy,a few languages are spreading rapidly in use (especially
English), while thousands of other languages are disappearing, taking
with them important cultural, philosophical, and environmental
knowledge systems and oral literatures. We all stand to suffer from
such a loss, none more so than the communities whose very identity is
being threatened by the impending death of their languages. In
response to this crisis, indigenous communities around the world have
begun to develop a myriad of projects to keep their languages
alive. This volume is a set of detailed accounts about the kind of
work that is going on now as people struggle for their linguistic
survival. It also serves as a manual of effective practices in
language revitalization.

* Includes 23 case studies of language revitalization in practice, from
 Native American languages, Australian languages, Maori, Hawaiian, Welsh,
 Irish, and others, written primarily by authors directly involved in the
* Short introductions situate the languages, to help make the languages
 more "real" in the minds of readers
* Each chapter gives a detailed overview of the various kinds of programs
 and methods in practice today
* Introductions and maps for each of the languages represented familiarize
 the reader with their history, linguistic structure and sociolinguistic
* Strong representation in authorship and viewpoint of the people and
 communities whose languages are threatened, gives the readers an inside
 understanding of the issues involved and the community-internal attitudes
 toward language loss and revitalization


PART I: Introduction
L. Hinton, Language Revitalization: An Overview
A. Ash, J. Little Doe Fermino, and K. Hale, Diversity in Local Language
Maintenance and Restoration: A Reason For Optimism

PART II: Language Policy
L. Hinton, Federal Language Policy and Indigenous Languages in the United
R. D. Arnold, To Help Assure the Survival and Continuing Vitality of Native
American Languages.

Part III: Language Planning
L. Hinton, Language Planning.
L. Hinton, Introduction to Pueblo Languages.
C. P. Sims, Native Language Planning: A Pilot Process in the Acoma Pueblo
R. Pecos and R. Blum-Martinez, The Key to Cultural Survival: Language
Planning and Revitalization in the Pueblo De Cochiti.
K. Hale, The Navajo Language I.
P. R. Platero, Navajo Head Start Language Study.

Part IV: Maintenance and Revitalization of "National Indigenous Languages"
L. Hinton, Introduction to Revitalization Of "National Indigenous Languages."
L. Hinton, Introduction to the Welsh Language.
G. Morgan, Welsh: A European Case of Language Maintenance.
K. Hale, Introduction to the Maori Language.
J. King, Te Kohanga Reo: Maori Language Revitalisation.
L. Hinton, Introduction to the Hawaiian Languages.
S. L. No'eau Warner, I Mana Ka Lahui, I Mana Ka yOlelo: The Movement to
Revitalize Hawaiian Language and Culture.
W. H. Wilson and K. Kamana, "Mai Loko Mai O Ka Yiyini: Proceeding From A
Dream" - The Yaha Punana Leo Connection In Hawaiian Language Revitalization.

Part V: Immersion
L. Hinton, Teaching Methods.
T. Supahan and S. Supahan, Teaching Well, Learning Quickly:
Communication-Based Language Instruction.
K. Hale, The Navajo Language II.
M. Arviso and W. Holm, Tsehootsooidi Olta'gi Dine Bizaad Bihoo'aah: A Navajo 
Immersion Program at Fort Defiance (Arizona).
L. Hinton, The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program.
K. Hale, Linguistic Aspects of Language Teaching and Learning in Immersion

Part VI: Literacy
L. Hinton, New Writing Systems.
L. Hinton, An Introduction to Paiute.
P. Bunte and R. Franklin, Language Revitalization in the San Juan Paiute
Community and The Role of a Paiute Constitution.

Part VII: Media and Technology
L. Hinton, Audio-Video Documentation.
K. Hale, Australian Languages.
K. Hale, Strict Locality in Local Language Media: An Australian Example.
K. Hale, The Arapaho Language.
S. Greymorning, Reflections on the Arapaho Language Project; or, When Bambi
Spoke Arapaho and Other Tales of Arapaho Language Revitalization Efforts.
K. Hale, Irish.
C. Cotter, Continuity and Vitality: Expanding Domains Through
Irish-Language Radio.
K. Hale, The Mono Language.
P. V. Kroskrity and J. F. Reynolds, On Using Multimedia in Language
Renewal: Observations From Making the CD-ROM Taitaduhaan.
L. Buszard-Welcher, Can the Web Help Save My Language?

Part VIII: Training
L. Hinton, Training People to Teach Their Language.
K. Hale, Inittut and Innu-aimun.
A. Johns and I. Mazurkewich, The Role of the University in the Training of
Native Language Teachers: Labrador.
L. Hinton, Languages of Arizona, Southern California, and Oklahoma.
T. L. McCarty, L. J. Watahomigie, A. Y. Yamamoto, and O. Zepeda, Indigenous
Educators as Change Agents: Case Studies of Two Language Institutes.
K. Hale, The Navajo Language III.
C. Slate, Promoting Advanced Navajo Language Scholarship.

Part IX: Sleeping Languages
L. Hinton, Sleeping Languages: Can They Be Awakened?
L. Hinton, The Use of Linguistic Archives in Language Revitalization: The
Native California Language Restoration Workshop.
L. Hinton, The Ohlone Languages.
L. Yamane, New Life for a Lost Language.


LEANNE HINTON is a professor of linguistics at the University of
California, the director of the Survey of California and Other Indian
Languages, and a consulting member of the Advocates for Indigenous
California Language Survival. She has been involved in language
maintenance and revitalization for 25 years, consulting for Native
Americans in bilingual education, development of writing systems, and
language revitalization programs in California, Arizona, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, and Alaska. She is a cofounder of the American Indian
Language Development Institute and one of the main designers and
trainers for the Master-Apprentice Language Learning program.

KENNETH HALE obtained his masters and his doctorate at Indiana
University, in the 1950s, with theses on Navajo and O'odham
(Papago). He has taught linguistics in the Anthropology Departments at
the University of Illinois and Arizona, and since 1967, has been
teaching and doing research in the Department of Linguistics and
Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His primary
research has been on the syntax, morphology, and lexical structures of
the Pama-Nyungan languages of Australia, the Uto-Astecan and
Athabaskan languages of the Southwest, and the Misumalpan languages of
Nicaragua and Honduras. Since 1964, he has worked in support of the
principle that the study of Native American languages will mature best
and grow as a science when native speakers of the languages involved
are enabled to assume career positions in the discipline of
linguistics. He has participated in the educational programs of the
American Indian Languages Development Institute (AILDI) and the Navajo
Language Academy (NLA).

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