LINGUIST List 32.3534

Mon Nov 08 2021

Books: Enacting and Envisioning Decolonial Forces while Sustaining Indigenous Language: Kenfield

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 26-Oct-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Enacting and Envisioning Decolonial Forces while Sustaining Indigenous Language: Kenfield
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Title: Enacting and Envisioning Decolonial Forces while Sustaining
Indigenous Language
Subtitle: Bilingual College Students in the Andes
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781788929707

Author: Yuliana Hevelyn Kenfield
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929707 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929707 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £
Abstract:

Through the presentation of visual and textual insights, this book chronicles the experiences of Quechuan bilingual college students, who strive to maintain their ethnolinguistic identity while succeeding in Spanish-centric curricula. The book merges decolonial theory and participatory action research in pursuit of mobilizing Indigenous languages such as Quechua and depicts the ways in which these Andean college students deal with limited opportunities for Quechua-Spanish bilingual practices. It provides an overview of their collective efforts to mobilize Quechua in higher education, efforts which will help all who read it understand the maintenance of the Quechua language beginning at the grassroots level. The author advocates for engaging language researchers in critical collective forces at the core of conditions which promote Quechua in higher education, a collective effort which must reflect decolonial, non-Eurocentric, non-fundamentalist Indigenous concepts in combination with action-oriented cultural wealth for the benefit of minoritized languages and peoples.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Quechuan

Written In: English (eng)

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