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SIL Forum for Language Fieldwork 2007-007

Stabilizing indigenous languages, a Symposium report

Authors  Isara Choosri
Malone, Dennis L.
Abstract 

There is clearly a coalition between higher education institutions (universities and colleges), communities, and public institutions (state and social organizations). While universities provide more general knowledge and tools (e.g., linguistics and ethnography), and state organizations provide funding for community-based projects, it is the community itself that sets the goal and comes up with local teachers and language promoters. The symposium allowed us to compare and contrast the issues and challenges of Native American projects in the context of North America with the issues and challenges facing indigenous and minority language communities in Southeast Asia.

  Stabilizing indigenous languages, a Symposium report
Published  2007
Languages  Cheyenne [chy]
Chong [cog]
Navajo [nav]
Countries  Canada
Thailand
United States
Subjects  Language maintenance
Language policy
Language use
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language maintenance; Language policy; Language use