Language Documentation and Revitalization in Latin American Contexts

Language Documentation and Revitalization in Latin American Contexts


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Up to now, the focus in the field of language documentation has been predominantly on North American and Australian languages. However, the greatest genetic diversity in languages is found in Latin America, home to over 100 distinct language families. This book gives the Latin American context the attention it requires by consolidating the work of field researchers experienced in the region into one volume for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110438079
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 07/11/2016
Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series , #295
Pages: 377
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

G. Pérez Báez, Museum of Natural History, Washington; C. Rogers, University of Utah; J. Rosés Labrada, University of Western Ontario.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Gabriela Pérez Báez Chris Rogers Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada 1

2 Perspectives for the documentation of indigenous languages in Brazil Denny Moore Ana Vilacy Galucio 29

3 Accessibility to results and primary data of research on indigenous languages of Mexico Carolyn O'Meara Octavio Alonso González Guadarrama 59

4 The revitalization of Wixàrika: A community project in the midwest region of Mexico Saul Santos García Tutupika Carillo de la Cruz Karina Ivett Verdín Amaro 81

5 Reclamation initiatives in non-speaker communities: The case of two Nahua communities in the south of Jalisco State, Mexico Rosa Yánez Rosales Dana Kristine Nelson Melissa Niño Santana Rodrigo Parra Gutiérrez Paulina Lamas Oliva Agustín Vega Torres Rocío Rojas Arias 109

6 Structural outcomes of obsolescence and revitalization: Documenting variation among the Kukama-Kukamirias Rosa Vallejos 143

7 Addressing the gap between community beliefs and priorities and researchers' language maintenance interests Gabriela Pérez Báez 165

8 The linguist gaining access to the indigenous populations: Sharing cultural and linguistic knowledge in South America Liliana Sánchez 195

9 Life histories, language attitudes and linguistic variation: Navigating the micro-politics of language revitalization in an Otomí community in Mexico Magnus Pharao Hansen Néstor Hernández-Green Rory Turnbull Ditte Boeg Thomsen 215

10 Indigenous authenticity as a goal of language documentation and revitalizatlon: Addressing the motivations in the Xinkan community Chris Rogers 247

11 Language documentation in two communities with high migration rates Stéphanie Villard J. Ryan Sullivant 273

12 Linguistic ideologies as a crucial factor in language revitalization: A look at the Mayangna languages of Nicaragua Elena Benedicto Amelia Chantal Shettle Mayangna Yulbarangyang Balna 305

Index 345

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