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By Bernard C. Perley

ISBN-10: 0803225296

ISBN-13: 9780803225299

ISBN-10: 0803243634

ISBN-13: 9780803243637

Published during the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by means of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Today, indigenous groups all through North the United States are grappling with the twin problems with language loss and revitalization. whereas many groups are making efforts to carry their conventional languages again via academic courses, for a few groups those efforts aren't sufficient or have come too overdue to stem the tide of language demise, which happens whilst there aren't any last fluent audio system and the language isn't any longer utilized in common conversation. The Maliseet language, as spoken within the Tobique First country of recent Brunswick, Canada, is one such endangered language that may both be revitalized and continue to exist or will die off.
Defying Maliseet Language Death is an ethnographic research by means of Bernard C. Perley, a member of this primary kingdom, that examines the function of the Maliseet language and its survival in Maliseet id approaches. Perley examines what's being performed to maintain the Maliseet language alive, who's actively fascinated about those approaches, and the way those elements mix to advertise Maliseet language survival. He additionally explores questions of id, asking the real query: “If Maliseet is not any longer spoken, are we nonetheless Maliseet?” This well timed quantity joins the twin problems with language survival and indigenous id to offer a distinct point of view at the position of language inside of culture.

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