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Title: Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance
Written By: Leisy T. Wyman
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?k=9781847697394
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Yupik, Central
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ISBN-13: 9781847697400
Pages: 304
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847697394
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
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