New domains for indigenous language acquisition and use in the USA and Canada

Mary Hermes, Phil Cash Cash, Keola Donaghy, Joseph Erb, Susan Penfield

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Abstract

In the postmodern global era, the emergent technological revolution is crystallizing new media cultures across widely divergent localized communities. Indigenous cultures are no exception to this transformation. Rapidly evolving technological advances have made local production and global distribution and communication (all in our Indigenous languages) possible on a scale not imagined 20 years ago. In the USA and Canada, Indigenous peoples are a part of the digital divide, as socioeconomic status limits access to these promising tools. Nonetheless, communities across this region are using technology in new and innovative ways to communicate, create resources, document, and learn from each other, linking isolated communities to a broader revitalization movement and often linking native speakers of the language to learners (Eisenlohr, 2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages269-291
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781135092351
ISBN (Print)9780415810814
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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    Hermes, M., Cash, P. C., Donaghy, K., Erb, J., & Penfield, S. (2016). New domains for indigenous language acquisition and use in the USA and Canada. In Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas (pp. 269-291). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203070673-26