Sustaining Indigenous Languages in Southeastern Peru

  • Aikman S
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Abstract

Examines Muhlhausler's thesis that to understand the decline of small languages, one must comprehend ecological factors comprising each language's support system. Discusses the Harakmbut peoples of southeastern Peru, examining their concept of territory, which provides context for understanding environments that support Harakmbut and Spanish. Considers the role of intercultural bilingual education in the context of increasing Spanish and decreasing Harakmbut. (SM)

Author-supplied keywords

  • Amazon
  • Amazonian
  • Basin
  • Bilingual
  • Bilingualism
  • Case
  • Countries
  • Education
  • Elementary
  • Foreign
  • Language
  • Languages
  • Latin America
  • Maintenance
  • Minorities
  • Multicultural
  • Peru
  • Populations
  • Secondary
  • Studies
  • endangered languages
  • indigenous
  • language revitalization

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  • Sheila Aikman

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