performed but not spoken (2): symbolic reduction, language ideology, and ‘amis popular music

We are used to the idea that language is a form of cultural patrimony. Many arguments for endangered language preservation, in fact, begin from this premise, which defines languages as Continue Reading →

performed but not spoken (1)

as noted in the last post, this year the foundation for endangered languages annual conference focuses on music and language revitalization movements. as a student of an endangered language and Continue Reading →

hegemony and hopeful indigeneity (1): the diversity condition

it is time that we place the idea that indigenous people have a responsibility to maintain their languages and expressive cultures in an historical context. although we consider diversity a Continue Reading →