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Youth culture, language endangerment and linguistic survivance

Author: Leisy Thornton Wyman
Publisher: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2012.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 85.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Detailing a decade of life and language use in a remote Alaskan Yup'ik community, Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance provides rare insight into young people's language brokering and Indigenous people's contemporary linguistic ecologies. This book examines how two consecutive groups of youth in a Yup'ik village negotiated eroding heritage language learning resources, changing language  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012009133
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leisy Thornton Wyman
ISBN: 9781847697417 1847697410 1847697402 9781847697400 1847697399 9781847697394 9781280998805 1280998806
OCLC Number: 808341503
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 303 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1. Researching Indigenous Youth Language --
2. Elders and Qanruyutait in Village Life --
3. Educators, Schooling and Language Shift --
4. The 'Last Real Yup'ik Speakers' --
5. Family Language Socialization in a Shifting Context --
6. The 'Get By' Group --
7. Subsistence, Gender and Storytelling in a Changing Linguistic Ecology --
Conclusion --
Epilogue: Educational Policies and Yup'ik Linguistic Ecologies a Decade Later.
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 85.
Responsibility: Leisy Thornton Wyman.

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This book documents a decade of life and language use in a remote Alaskan Yup'ik community. It illuminates how schooling and migration shape complex linguistic ecologies; how youths broker  Read more...

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