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LINGUIST List 24.516

Tue Jan 29 2013

Books: Revitalising Indigenous Languages: Olthuis, Kivelä, Skutnabb-Kangas

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Jan-2013
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Revitalising Indigenous Languages: Olthuis, Kivelä, Skutnabb-Kangas
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Title: Revitalising Indigenous Languages
Subtitle: How to Recreate a Lost Generation
Series Title: Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights
Published: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698872

Author: Marja-Liisa Olthuis
Author: Suvi Kivelä
Author: Tove Anita Skutnabb-Kangas
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698889 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 169.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698889 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698872 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698872 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

The book tells the story of the Indigenous Aanaar Saami language (around 350 speakers) and cultural revitalisation in Finland. It offers a new language revitalisation method that can be used with Indigenous and minority languages, especially in cases where the native language has been lost among people of a working age. The book gives practical examples as well as a theoretical frame of reference for how to plan, organise and implement an intensive language programme for adults who already have professional training. It is the first time that a process of revitalisation of a very small language has been systematically described from the beginning; it is a small-scale success story. The book finishes with self-reflection and cautious recommendations for Indigenous peoples and minorities who want to revive or revitalise their languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Sami, Inari (smn)

Written In: English (eng)

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