LINGUIST List 24.1781

Mon Apr 22 2013

Books: Bringing Our Languages Home: Hinton (Ed)

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Date: 19-Apr-2013
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Subject: Bringing Our Languages Home: Hinton (Ed)
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Title: Bringing Our Languages Home Subtitle: Language Revitalization for Families Published: 2013 Publisher: Heyday

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Editor: Leanne Hinton Electronic: ISBN: 9781597142250 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 9.99
Electronic: ISBN: 9781597142243 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 9.99
Electronic: ISBN: 9781597142236 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 9.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781597142007 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 20.00

Preserving a rich linguistic heritage, from Mohawk to Maori.

Throughout the world individuals in the intimacy of their homes innovate, improvise, and struggle daily to pass on endangered languages to their children. Elaina Albers of Northern California holds a tape recorder up to her womb so her baby can hear old songs in Karuk. The Baldwin family of Montana put labels all over their house marked with the Miami words for common objects and activities, to keep the vocabulary present and fresh. In Massachusetts, at the birth of their first daughter, Jesse Little Doe Baird and her husband convince the obstetrician and nurses to remain silent so that the first words their baby hears in this world are Wampanoag.

Thirteen autobiographical accounts of language revitalization, ranging from Irish Gaelic to Mohawk, Kawaiisu to Māori, are brought together by Leanne Hinton, professor emerita of linguistics at UC Berkeley, who for decades has been leading efforts to preserve the rich linguistic heritage of the world. Those seeking to save their language will find unique instruction in these pages; everyone who admires the human spirit will find abundant inspiration.

Languages featured:

Scottish Gaelic

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics                             General Linguistics                             Language Acquisition                             Language Documentation                             Language Revitalization                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Cypriot (acy)                             Gaelic, Scottish (gla)                             Hawaiian (haw)                             Irish (gle)                             Karok (kyh)                             Kawaiisu (xaw)                             Maori (mri)                             Miami (mia)                             Mohawk (moh)                             Ojibwa, Northwestern (ojb)                             Wampanoag (wam)                             Warlpiri (wbp)                             Yuchi (yuc) Areal Regions: Oceania Pacific Western Europe Native American Algonquian
Written In: English (eng)

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