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Title: Revitalising Indigenous Languages
Subtitle: How to Recreate a Lost Generation
Written By: Marja-Liisa Olthuis
Suvi Kivelä
Tove Anita Skutnabb-Kangas
Series Title: Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Sami, Inari
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847698889
Pages: 272
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847698889
Pages: 272
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847698872
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95