Out of silence: Reclaiming Indigenous languages
Language revitalisation may be an emancipatory process through which speakers find and develop their own voice, identity and belonging, but this can also be a challenging and painful process for the individual.
Language revitalisation may be an emancipatory process through which speakers find and develop their own voice, identity and belonging, but this can also be a challenging and painful process for the individual. The goal of this workshop is to explore how individuals who set out to reclaim and use a language they did not speak while growing up, experience the process of language reclamation and how they attempt to resolve the inherent tensions in such processes. Through case studies from four continents, the presenters deal with such inherent tensions, with a particular focus on the emotional experiences of individuals who engage in revitalisation processes.
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9:45-10:00 Frances Kvietok Dueñas & Pia Lane: Welcome
10:00-10:30 Lenore Grenoble: Language vitality and sustainability as well-being
10:30-11:00 Anuschka van 't Hooft, Liam Doherty & Bonny Norton: Translator identity and Indigenous language revitalization in Mexico
11:30-12:00 Britta Ingebretson: “Those times were really fun:” Memory, narrative, and the emotional burden of language use in rural China
12:00-12:30 Haley De Korne: "Because my students demanded it of me": Activism and affect in Indigenous language education
12:30-13:00 Cassie Smith-Christmas: Exploring the role of the ‘emotional ecology of language’ in language revitalisation
13:00-14:00 Lunch for presenters
14:00-14:30 Frances Kvietok Dueñas: Youth and Indigenous language speakerhood in the home: Generational perspectives on Quechua language socialization and reclamation
14:30-15:00 Justin Brown: Language reclamation, performance and ownership
15:30-16:00 Åse Mette Johansen & Pia Lane: Breaking silence: A longitudinal study of language revitalisation
16:00-16.30 Mary Hermes: Precarious positions: Stories from adult learners' Journeys
16.30-17:00 Nancy Hornberger, Frances Kvietok Dueñas & Pia Lane : Concluding discussion