Language Revitalization Processes and Prospects Quichua in the Ecuadorian Andes Author: Kendall A. King

Format:
Paperback - 272 pages
Related Formats:
Hardback 
ISBN:
9781853594946
Published:
24 Jan 2001
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

This work explores educational and community efforts to revitalize the Quichua language in two indigenous Andean communities of southern Ecuador. Analyzing the linguistic, social, and cultural processes of positive language shift, this book contributes to our understanding of formal and informal educational efforts to revitalize threatened languages.

Author Biography:

Kendall A. King holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1991), an M.A. in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania (1993), and a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania (1997). She is presently an Assistant Professor at New York University.





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