As a field of study and a social practice, language revitalization has grown exponentially in tandem with escalating language endangerment throughout the world. This volume examines the current state of Indigenous language revitalization in the Americas. Focusing on the Americas, home to 15 percent...
To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge
Language Identity, Ideology, and Practice in Dynamic Cultural Worlds
Bridging the fields of youth studies and language planning and policy, this book takes a close, nuanced look at Indigenous youth bi/multilingualism across diverse cultural and linguistic settings, drawing out comparisons, contrasts, and important implications for language planning and policy and...
Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge
Illuminating, through ethnographic inquiry, how individual agents "make" language policy in everyday social practice, this volume advances the growing field of language planning and policy using a critical sociocultural approach. From this perspective, language policy is conceptualized not only as...
Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge
Language, Literacy, and Power in Schooling brings critical ethnographic perspectives to bear on language, literacy, and power in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts, showing how literacy and schooling are negotiated by children and adults and how schooling becomes a key site of struggle...
Published April 22nd 2005 by Routledge
Sociocultural Contexts of Language and Literacy, Second Edition engages prospective and in-service teachers in learning about linguistically and culturally diverse students, and in using this knowledge to enrich literacy learning in classrooms and communities. The text is grounded in current...
Published March 18th 2004 by Routledge
Rough Rock and the Struggle for Self-Determination in Indigenous Schooling
A Place To Be Navajo is the only book-length ethnographic account of a revolutionary Indigenous self-determination movement that began in 1966 with the Rough Rock Demonstration School. Called Diné Bi'ólta', The People's School, in recognition of its status as the first American Indian...
Published January 1st 2002 by Routledge