9781597142007-159714200X-Bringing Our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families

Bringing Our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families

ISBN-13: 9781597142007
ISBN-10: 159714200X
Author: Leanne Hinton
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Heyday
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781597142007
ISBN-10: 159714200X
Author: Leanne Hinton
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Heyday
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged author Leanne Hinton wrote Bringing Our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families comprising 288 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 159714200X and 9781597142007. Since then Bringing Our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Throughout the world individuals in the intimacy of their homes innovate, improvise, and struggle daily to pass on endangered languages to their children. Elaina Albers of Northern California holds a tape recorder up to her womb so her baby can hear old songs in Karuk. The Baldwin family of Montana put labels all over their house marked with the Miami words for common objects and activities, to keep the vocabulary present and fresh. In Massachusetts, at the birth of their first daughter, Jesse Little Doe Baird and her husband convince the obstetrician and nurses to remain silent so that the first words their baby hears in this world are Wampanoag.

Thirteen autobiographical accounts of language revitalization, ranging from Irish Gaelic to Mohawk, Kawaiisu to Māori, are brought together by Leanne Hinton, professor emerita of linguistics at UC Berkeley, who for decades has been leading efforts to preserve the rich linguistic heritage of the world. Those seeking to save their language will find unique instruction in these pages; everyone who admires the human spirit will find abundant inspiration.

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