Indigenous Language Revitalization and Documentation in the United States: Collaboration Despite Colonialism

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Abstract

In this article, Hermes brings together literature from disparate areas to give a perspective of indigenous language revitalization and documentation efforts in the United States as situated in the context of global revitalization. Much of the narrative surrounding indigenous languages has been dominated by the idea of language death. In stark contrast to the picture of impending doom, the author brings attention to long-standing efforts of change characterized by community building and collaboration with academics across disciplines, cultures, and ideologies. In this narrative of change, indigenous languages are central to a sustainable future rather than relics from a dying past.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalLinguistics and Language Compass
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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