This incisive ethnographic analysis of indigenous language
documentation, maintenance, and revitalization focuses on
linguistic heritage issues on the Native American reservation at
Fort Apache and explores the broader social, political and
religious influences on changing language practices in indigenous
communities.Offers a focused ethnographic analysis of an indigenous
community that also explores global issues of language endangerment
and maintenance and their socio-historical contextsAddresses the
complexities and conflicts in language documentation and
revitalization programs, and how they articulate with localized
discourse genres, education practices, religious beliefs, and
politicsExamines differing evaluations of language loss, and
maintenance, among members of affected communities, and their
creative responses to challenges posed by encompassing
socio-cultural regimes, including university accredited language
expertsProvides an ethnographic analysis of speech in indigenous
communities that moves beyond narrowly conceived language
documentation to consider changing linguistic and social
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||Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture, 4
M. Eleanor Nevins
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