Becoming "Fully" Hopi: The Role of Hopi Language in the Contemporary Lives Of Hopi Youth--A Hopi Case Study of Language Shift and Vitality

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Title:
Becoming "Fully" Hopi: The Role of Hopi Language in the Contemporary Lives Of Hopi Youth--A Hopi Case Study of Language Shift and Vitality
Author:
Nicholas, Sheilah Ernestine
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
There exists a fundamental difference in how today's Hopi youth are growing up from that of their parents and grandparents--Hopi youth are not acquiring the Hopi language. This sociolinguistic situation raises many questions about the vitality and continuity of the Hopi language.Two key findings emerged from the study of three Hopi young adults. First, the study showed that cultural experiences are key to developing a personal and cultural identity as Hopi, but a linguistic competence in Hopi, especially in ceremonial contexts, is fundamental to acquiring a complete sense of being Hopi. Secondly, the effect of modern circumstances apparent in behavior and attitude among Hopi is evidence of another shift--a move away from a collective maintenance of language as cultural practice to the maintenance of language and cultural practice as a personal choice of use.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Hopi language; Hopi language shift; Indigenous language; cultural identity
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
American Indian Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lomawaima, Tsianina; McCarty, Teresa L.
Committee Chair:
Lomawaima, Tsianina; McCarty, Teresa L.

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleBecoming "Fully" Hopi: The Role of Hopi Language in the Contemporary Lives Of Hopi Youth--A Hopi Case Study of Language Shift and Vitalityen_US
dc.creatorNicholas, Sheilah Ernestineen_US
dc.contributor.authorNicholas, Sheilah Ernestineen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere exists a fundamental difference in how today's Hopi youth are growing up from that of their parents and grandparents--Hopi youth are not acquiring the Hopi language. This sociolinguistic situation raises many questions about the vitality and continuity of the Hopi language.Two key findings emerged from the study of three Hopi young adults. First, the study showed that cultural experiences are key to developing a personal and cultural identity as Hopi, but a linguistic competence in Hopi, especially in ceremonial contexts, is fundamental to acquiring a complete sense of being Hopi. Secondly, the effect of modern circumstances apparent in behavior and attitude among Hopi is evidence of another shift--a move away from a collective maintenance of language as cultural practice to the maintenance of language and cultural practice as a personal choice of use.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectHopi languageen_US
dc.subjectHopi language shiften_US
dc.subjectIndigenous languageen_US
dc.subjectcultural identityen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLomawaima, Tsianinaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcCarty, Teresa L.en_US
dc.contributor.chairLomawaima, Tsianinaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMcCarty, Teresa L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSekaquaptewa, Emoryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoodman, Yettaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFox, Mary Jo Tippeconnicen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2348en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749581en_US
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