Nurturing Native Languages  

Nurturing Native Languages


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Nurturing Native Languages

edited by Jon Reyhner, Octaviana V. Trujillo, Roberto Luis Carrasco, and Louise Lockard
Copyright © 2003 by Northern Arizona University

Contents

Publication Information
Purchasing Information
Introduction

Speeches
Nurturing Native Languages
Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
Meld k e'esto ge a'aliga (Run, Hide Your Children)
Gary Owens

Section I: Language and Culture Immersion
1. Native Language Immersion
Jon Reyhner
2. Assessing the Impact of Total Immersion on Cherokee Language Revitalization: A Culturally Responsive, Participatory Approach
Lizette Peter with Ella Christie, Marilyn Cochran, Dora Dunn, Lula Elk, Ed Fields, JoAnn Fields, Tracy Hirata-Edds, Anna Huckaby, Margaret Raymond, Deputy Chief Hastings Shade, Gloria Sly, George Wickliffe, Akira Yamamoto
3. Situational Navajo: A School-Based, Verb-Centered Way of Teaching Navajo
 Wayne Holm, Irene Silentman, Laura Wallace

Section II: Using Technology
4. Sustaining Indigenous Languages in Cyberspace
 Courtney B. Cazden
5. Saving a Language with Computers, Tape Recorders, and Radio
 Ruth Bennett


Section III: Other Issues
6. How To Teach When the Teacher Isn't Fluent
 Leanne Hinton
7. Preparing Indigenous Language Advocates, Teachers, and Researchers in Western Canada
 Heather A. Blair, Donna Paskemin, Barbara Laderoute
8. Whaia Te Reo: Pursuing the Language: How Metaphors Describe Our Relationships with Indigenous Languages
 Jeanette King
9. Honoring the Elders
 Evangeline Parsons Yazzie, Robert N. St. Clair
10.  Spanish: A Language of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
 Florencia Riegelhaupt, Roberto Luis Carrasco, Elizabeth Brandt
11.  Keresan Pueblo Indian Sign Language
 Walter P. Kelley, Tony L. McGregor
12. Oral History Shares the Wealth of a Navajo Community
 Sara L. Begay, Mary Jimmie, Louise Lockard
13. Mothertongue: Incorporating Theatre of the Oppressed into Language Restoration Movements
 Qwo-Li Driskill
14. Missionaries and American Indian Languages
 Evangeline Parsons Yazzie

Additional Inserts
1. Statements made by representatives of the most endangered languages at the 1994 Native American Language Issues (NALI) conference held in Glorieta, New Mexico
2. Statements made by representatives of moderately endangered languages at the 1994 Native American Language Issues (NALI) conference held in Glorieta, New Mexico
3. Statements made by representatives of least endangered languages at the 1994 Native American Language Issues (NALI) conference held in Glorieta, New Mexico
4. Dos and Don'ts in Language Teaching
5. Ten Tips for Teaching in Navajo Immersion Programs

Biographical Information on the Authors

Note: Excerpts from the poem Search For My Tongue on page 108 are taken from Point No Point by Sujata Bhatt published by Carcanet Press of Manchester, England, in 1997. They are used with the kind permission of Carcanet Press Limited.


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