Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance

Publisher: Channel View Publications Release date: 2012-07-03
Points Needed: 7650


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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 ideologies, and gendered subsistence practices while transforming community language use over time. Wyman shows how villagers used specific Yup'ik forms, genres, and discourse practices to foster learning in and out of school, underscoring the stakes of language endangerment. At the same time, by demonstrating how the youth and adults in the study used multiple languages, literacies and translanguaging to sustain a unique subarctic way of life, Wyman illuminates Indigenous peoples' wide-ranging forms of linguistic survivance in an interconnected world.

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Genre: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Collection: Multilingual Matters

Type: EPub

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9781847697424

Additional Information

Genre: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Collection: Multilingual Matters

Type: EPub

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9781847697424

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