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Zapotec Language Revitalization: What can be accomplished with a two-week Summer School

Humanity is facing a language endangerment crisis on a global level, as indigenous languages are increasingly being replaced by widely spoken languages like English and Spanish. In response, communities around the world have initiated efforts to encourage the use of endangered languages. However, little empirical research on what makes these language revitalization efforts most successful…

Lecture by Andrew Garrett, October 17, 2014

Linguistic Contributions to Native California Language Teaching Andrew Garrett, Linguistics Department, UC Berkeley Academics with PhDs in linguistics rarely have graduate training in language learning or language teaching; applied linguistics is not often part of a linguistics graduate program, and when it is the students in applied linguistics and in theoretical and descriptive linguistics are…

Breath of Life / Silent No More

Listen to a story on the language restoration workshop from KQED’s The California Report: Breath of Life Language Restoration Workshop for California Indian Languages June 1-7, 2014 University of California at Berkeley Hosted by The Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival and The Survey of California and Other Indian Languages This is a one-week workshop…

Lecture by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, February 24, 2006

Berkeley Language Center Spring 2006 Lecture Series Linguistic Human Rights – Some Recent Debates: Intellectual Games versus Respect by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Professor Emerita, Department of Languages and Culture, Roskilde University, Denmark, Department of Education, Åbo Akademi University Vasa, Finland Using concrete examples (from Pennycook, Blommaert, Canagarajah, May, etc), the paper presents and discusses some recent…

Lecture by Leanne Hinton, October 31, 2003

Teaching Endangered Languages by Leanne Hinton, Professor, UCB Linguistics Department Focusing on Native American languages, we will examine the ways in which the teaching of endangered languages differs from teaching world languages.  Teaching and learning of endangered languages has different problems, needs, and settings.  This includes different goals-with the ultimate goal, being to put the…