Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$24.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Foreign Languages- Native American

More copies of this ISBN

Teaching Oregon Native Languages

by

Teaching Oregon Native Languages Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In a world where over half of the remaining six thousand languages will most likely disappear by the end of the century, attention has finally begun to focus on the struggles of indigenous people to save their languages. Lack of knowledge concerning the vast linguistic diversity of Oregon's languages has been a major obstacle to language revitalization in this state. Native peoples were subjected to disease, displacement, and forced linguistic assimilation, leaving many languages with only a few speakers. Some languages died out, but others prevailed in the privacy of homes and longhouses. This book tells the story of perseverance and survival against unbelievable odds, using the words of today's speakers and learners of Oregon's languages. In addition to drawing on archival and scholarly research, the authors interviewed fifty-two individuals throughout Oregon who are speakers of their native languages; their interviews are excerpted throughout the book. These native speakers provide valuable insights into how languages are lost and how a linguistic heritage can be brought to life. Teaching Oregon Native Languages discusses the role of state and federal language policies, explores how archival collections can be used in language revitalization, and describes strategies for creating a successful teaching environment. A timely and necessary resource, it will educate all readers about the important efforts underway to revitalize Oregon's first languages.

About the Author

JOAN GROSS is professor of anthropology at Oregon State University. A linguistic anthropologist, she has conducted research on minority languages and verbal art and taught classes on language and culture at OSU since 1989. She is the author of Speaking in Other Voices: An Ethnography of Walloon Puppet Theaters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870711930
Author:
Gross, Joan
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Native American Languages
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Languages
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Oregon.
Subject:
Languages - Oregon - Study and teaching
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Native American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Infidel
    Used Hardcover $4.95
  2. River of Renewal: Myth and History... Used Trade Paper $13.00
  3. Great River on the West: Essays on... Used Trade Paper $11.50
  4. Atlas of Religion (07 Edition) Used Trade Paper $22.00
  5. Global Feminism: Transnational... Used Trade Paper $16.50

Related Subjects

Education » Writing
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Pacific Northwest
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

Teaching Oregon Native Languages New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.95 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Oregon State University Press - English 9780870711930 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.