Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivan (BOK)

Leisy T Wyman

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Detailing a decade of life and language use in a remote Alaskan Yup'ik community, Youth Culture and Linguistic Survivance provides rare insight into youths' language brokering and Indigenous people's contemporary linguistic ecologies. This book examines how two consecutive groups of youths 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 youths and adults in the study used multiple languages, literacies and translanguaging to sustain a unique subarctic way of life under pressure to assimilate, Wyman illuminates Indigenous peoples' wide-ranging forms of linguistic survivance in an interconnected world.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Leisy T Wyman
ISBN 9781847697394
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 14,9cm x 21cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 419 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd