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LINGUIST List 23.2923

Tue Jul 03 2012

Books: Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance: Wyman

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Jul-2012
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance: Wyman
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Title: Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Published: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?k=9781847697394

Author: Leisy T. Wyman
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847697400 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847697400 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847697394 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847697394 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

Detailing a decade of life and language use in a remote Alaskan Yup'ik
community, "Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance"
provides rare insight into young people's language brokering and Indigenous
people's contemporary linguistic ecologies. This book examines how two
consecutive groups of youth in a Yup'ik village negotiated eroding heritage
language learning resources, changing language ideologies, and gendered
subsistence practices while transforming community language use over time.
Wyman shows how villagers used specific Yup'ik forms, genres, and discourse
practices to foster learning in and out of school, underscoring the stakes
of language endangerment. At the same time, by demonstrating how the youth
and adults in the study used multiple languages, literacies and
translanguaging to sustain a unique subarctic way of life, Wyman
illuminates Indigenous peoples' wide-ranging forms of linguistic survivance
in an interconnected world.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Yupik, Central (esu)

Written In: English (eng)

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