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Schedule: Unit 1
- Aug. 28: Course Overview
- Video: Going the Bilingual Way
- Sept. 2: Labor Day—No class
Unit 1: What’s at Stake?
- Sept. 4: Read: Bourdieu, Pierre 1991
- Sept. 5 (CONVERSION DAY): Read:
- Mehta, Sukehta 2016
- Arnold, Carrie 2016 Can an Iphone app help save and endangered language?
- Agudo, Roberto Rey 2019
- Sept. 9: Read: Kulick, Don 2019 “A Village in the Swamp” and “What Actually Dies When a Language Dies?” In A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, pp. 14-38 and 246-253.
- Sept. 11: Read: Flores, Nelson and Jonathan Rosa 2015
Resources: Unit 1
Bourdieu, Pierre, The Production and Reproduction of Legitimate Language (excerpt).
In Language and Symbolic Power. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 43-57, 1991.
Mehta, Mother Tongues and Queens; Tower of Scrabble
Mehta, Suketu, “Mother Tongues and Queens : The World’s Languages Capital ; Tower of Scrabble. Map # 24 in: “Mother Tongues and Queens : The World’s Languages Capital ; Tower of Scrabble. Map 24 in: Mehta, Suketu, Molly Roy, Richard Campanella, Chris Henrick, Rebecca Solnit, and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. “Mother Tongues and Queens : The World’s Languages Capital ; Tower of Scrabble. Map 24 in: Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas.” Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2016, pp. 192-198.