Language revitalization processes and prospects: Quichua in the Ecuadorian Andes

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Multilingual Matters LTD, 2001 - Education - 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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Language Revitalization
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Setting the Scene
33
Language Use and Ethnic Identity in Lagunas
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Kendall A. King is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is author of Language Revitalization Processes and Prospects and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, volume 10.