Language Revitalization Processes and Prospects: Quichua in the Ecuadorian Andes

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Multilingual Matters, 2001 - Foreign Language Study - 258 pages
This work explores educational and community efforts to revitalize the Quichua language in two indigenous Andean communities of southern Ecuador. Analyzing the linguistic, social, and cultural processes of positive language shift, this book contributes to our understanding of formal and informal educational efforts to revitalize threatened languages.
 

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Contents

Language Revitalization
1
Setting the Scene
33
Language Use and Ethnic Identity in Lagunas
70
Language Use and Ethnic Identity in Tambopamba
108
Quichua Instruction and the Community Schools
139
Prospects and Processes Revisited
185
Appendices
232
References
240
Indices
254
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Kendall A. King holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1991), an M.A. in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania (1993), and a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania (1997). She is presently an Assistant Professor at New York University.

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