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Schedule: Unit 3
- Oct. 2: Read: Orellana book—Introduction and chapter 1
- Due: Small Assignment #2: What is the value of language? What does it mean to try to save a language? Make a connection to a reading and class discussion.
- Oct. 7: Guest speaker—EMILY FAIREY ON STORY MAPS
- Oct. 16: Read: Orellana book—Chapters 2 and 3
- Oct. 21: Guest speaker— Ross Perlin, Endangered Language Alliance (ELA)
- Look at: Endangered Language Alliance’s website. Watch some videos, read about the languages and people they work with.
- Oct. 23: Read: Orellana—Chapters 4 and 5
- Oct. 28: Work Day
- Oct. 30: Read: Orellana—Chapters 6 and 7
- Due: Small assignment #3: What does Orellana say about the role of kids’ translation in the communities she studied? How does continuing to use their home language help or hinder kids and in what ways? Make sure to refer to the text and our class discussions
- Nov. 4: Work Day
- Nov. 6: Read: Urla, Jacqueline, Estibaliz Amorrortu, Ane Ortega, and Jone Goirigolzarri 2017.
- Nov. 11: Workday
- Nov. 13: Read: Shankar, Shalini 2011.
- Nov. 18: Work Day
- Due: Small Assignment #4: What do the situations of immigrant/minority languages and so-called endangered languages have in common? How do they differ?
- Nov. 20: Read: Bernard C. Perley 2012.
- Anthropology in Practice Profile on Bernard C. Perley.
- Nov. 25: Work Day
- Nov. 27: Read: TBA
- Dec.2: Work Day
- Dec. 4: Class presentations
- Dec. 9: Class presentations
- Dec. 11: Class presentations
- Small Assignment #5: What is the best thing to do with a language that is being used and spoken less that in the past? Reflect on your own projects, our class readings and discussions to try to pose an answer.
- Final Research Projects Due
Resources: Unit 3
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Publication Date: 2009-05-22
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Urla, Jacqueline, Estibaliz Amorrortu, Ane Ortega, and Jone Goirigolzarri 2017 Basque Standardization and the New Speaker
Urla, Jacqueline, Estibaliz Amorrortu, Ane Ortega, and Jone Goirigolzarri 2017 Basque Standardization and the New Speaker. In Standardizing Minority Languages: Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity. Pia Lane, James Costa and Haley De Korne, eds. New York: Routledge, pp. 24-46.
Shankar, Shalini 2011 Style and language
Shankar, Shalini. “Style and Language Use among Youth of the New Immigration: Formations of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class in Everyday Practice.” Identities : Global Studies in Culture and Power. 18, no. 6 (2011): 646–71.
Bernard C. Perley 2012
Bernard C. Perley 2012, Zombie Linguistics: Experts, Endangered Languages and the Curse of Undead Voices. Anthropological Forum 22(2): 133–149.