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Language Revitalization

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Language Revitalization = an attempt to halt or reverse the decline of a language or to revive an extinct one

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Native America Calling 07-11-18 The hard work of language revitalization – In small classes, informal groups or even online, Native language warriors are doing the hard work to keep languages alive. Part of that work includes tribal members coming together to create a space where the language is spoken and used every day. We’ll hear about the most current thinking about maintaining Native languages.


Susan Gehr (Karuk) linguist and librarian

Also mentioned in the show:

Indigenous Language Institute

Moray Language Centre

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You cannot put the burdon of language revitalisation on the shoulders of children without additional supports outside of an educational context, and then be surprised that they don’t carry the language with them for the rest of their lives, humans don’t work that way.


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