Stabilizing indigenous languages, a Symposium report

Statement of Responsibility:
Malone, Dennis L. and Isara Choosri
Series Issue:
2007-007
Date:
2007
Part Of Series:
SIL Forum for Language Fieldwork 2007-007
Extent:
11 pages
Abstract:

There is clearly a coalition between higher education institutions (universities and colleges), communities, and public institutions (state and social organizations). While universities provide more general knowledge and tools (e.g., linguistics and ethnography), and state organizations provide funding for community-based projects, it is the community itself that sets the goal and comes up with local teachers and language promoters. The symposium allowed us to compare and contrast the issues and challenges of Native American projects in the context of North America with the issues and challenges facing indigenous and minority language communities in Southeast Asia.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Canada
Thailand
United States
Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Language use
Language policy
Language maintenance
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
7786