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Indigenous literacies in the Americas : language planning from the bottom up

Author: Nancy H Hornberger
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1997.
Series: Contributions to the sociology of language, 75.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume documents the goals, challenges, and prospects in contemporary efforts to develop literacies in traditionally unwritten languages, using experiences in indigenous language development in  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy H Hornberger
ISBN: 9783110814798 311081479X 3110152177 9783110152173
OCLC Number: 868974114
Description: 1 online resource (400 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: North America, Nancy H. Hornberger; Teaching and preserving Yup'ik traditional literacy, Nastasia Wahlberg; Ciulistet and the curriculum of the possible, Jerry Lipka, Esther Ilutsik; Reclaiming Navajo - language renewal in American Indian community school, Galena Sells Dick, Teresa L. McCarty; Literacy for what? Lucille J. Watahomigie, Teresa L. MacCarty; Language revitalization efforts in the Pueblo de Cochiti - becoming 'literate' in an oral society, Rebecca Benjamin et al; MesoAmerica: Language preservation and publishing, H. Russel Bernard; Experiences in the development of a writing system for Nuu Savi, Josefa Leonarda Gonzalez Ventura; Saving and strengthening indigenous Mexican languages - the CELIAC experience, Jesus Salinas Pedraza; Mayan language literacy in Guatemala - a socio-historical overview, Michael Richards; South America: Quechua literacy and empowerment in Peru, Nancy H. Hornberger; Literacy and modernization among the Quechua speaking population of Peru, Juan Carlos Godenzzi; An experience of indigenous literacy in Peru, Andres Chirinos; Indigenous politics and native language literacies - recent shifts in bilingual education policy and practice in Ecuador, Kendall A. King; Attitudes of teachers, children and parents towards bilingual intercultural education, Mercedes Cotacachi; Bringing the language forward - school-based initiatives for Quechua language re-vitalization in Ecuador and Bolivia, Nancy H. Hornberger, Kendall A. King; To Guaranize - a verb actively conjugated by the Bolivian Guaranis, Luis Enrique Lopez. Conclusion: Language planning from the bottom up, Nancy H. Hornberger. Afterword: Local literacies and vernacular literacies - implications for national literacy politics, Brian V. Street.
Series Title: Contributions to the sociology of language, 75.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy H. Hornberger.


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