Revitalising Indigenous Languages

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Revitalising Indigenous Languages

By Dr. Marja-Liisa Olthuis; Suvi Kivelä; Dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

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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.

Subject: Professional, Career & Trade -> Education -> Educational Foundations

Revitalising Indigenous Languages
How to Recreate a Lost Generation
1st edition
Publisher: NBN International 1/23/13
Imprint: Multilingual Matters (NBN)
Language: English
Length: 275 pages

ISBN 10: 1847698905
ISBN 13: 9781847698902
Print ISBN: 9781847698872

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