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LINGUIST List 17.2801

Thu Sep 28 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Hidalgo (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Mexican Indigenous Languages at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century: Hidalgo (Ed)

Message 1: Mexican Indigenous Languages at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century: Hidalgo (Ed)
Date: 21-Sep-2006
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Mexican Indigenous Languages at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century: Hidalgo (Ed)

Title: Mexican Indigenous Languages at the Dawn of the Twenty-First
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language 91
Published: 2006
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110185970-1&l=E

Editor: Margarita Hidalgo, San Diego State University
Hardback: ISBN: 3110185970 Pages: 382 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 3110185970 Pages: 382 Price: U.S. $ 132.30

This volume explores the reversing language shift (RLS) theory in the
Mexican scenario from various viewpoints: The socio-historical perspective
delves into the dynamics of power that emerged in the Mexican colony as a
result of the presence of Spanish. It examines the processes of external
and internal Indianization affecting the early European protagonists and
the varied dimensions of language shift and maintenance of the Mexican
colonial period.

The Mexican case sheds light upon language contact from the time in which
Western civilization came into contact with the Mesoamerican peoples, for
the encounter began with a demographic catastrophe that motivated a
recovery mission. While the recovery of Mexican indigenous languages (MIL)
was remarkable, RLS ended after fifty years of abundant productivity in
MIL. Since then, the slow process of recovery is related to demographic
changes, socio-religious movements, rebellion, confrontation, and survival
strategies that have fostered language maintenance with bilingualism and
language shift with culture preservation.

The causes of the Chiapas uprising are analyzed in connection with the
language attitudes of the indigenous peoples, while language policy is
discussed in reference to the new Law of Linguistic Rights of the
Indigenous Peoples (2003). A quantitative classification of the MIL is
offered with an overview of their geographic distribution, trends of
macro-societal bilingualism, use in the home domain, and permanence in the
original Mesoamerican settlements. Innovative models of bilingual education
are presented along with relevant data on several communities and the
philosophies and methodologies justifying the programs. A model of Mazahua
language use is presented along the Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale.


Prologue: At the dawn of the twenty-first century

Part I. History and theory

Mexican indigenous languages in the twenty-first century
Margarita Hidalgo

The Indianization of Spaniards in New Spain
Claudia Parodi

The multiple dimensions of language maintenance and shift in colonial Mexico
Margarita Hidalgo

Socio-historical determinants in the survival of Mexican indigenous languages
Margarita Hidalgo

Part II. Language policy

Legislating diversity in twenty-first century Mexico
Dora Pellicer, Bárbara Cifuentes and Carmen Herrera

Centralization vs. local initiatives. Mexican and U.S. legislation of
Amerindian languages
F. Daniel Althoff

The Mexican indigenous languages and the national censuses: 1970-2000 191
Bárbara Cifuentes and José Luis Moctezuma

Part III. Bilingualism and bilingual education

Local language promoters and new discursive spaces: Mexicano in and out of
schools in Tlaxcala
Jacqueline H. E. Messing and Elsie Rockwell

Bilingual education: Strategy for language maintenance or shift of Yucatec
Barbara Pfeiler and Lenka Zámišová

Intervention in indigenous education. Culturally-sensitive materials for
bilingual Nahuatl speakers
José Antonio Flores Farfán

Stages of bilingualism. Local conversational practices among Mazahuas
Dora Pellicer

IV. Conclusions

Language policy. Past, present, and future
Margarita Hidalgo

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Itza' (itz)
                            Nahuatl, Classical (nci)

Written In: English (eng )

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