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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
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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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