Mohave Language Planning: Where Has It Been and Where Should It Go from Here?

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/226605
Title:
Mohave Language Planning: Where Has It Been and Where Should It Go from Here?
Author:
Weinberg, Jessica P.; Penfield, Susan D.
Affiliation:
Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona; Department of English, University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Special Volume on Native American Languages
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/226605
Abstract:
The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT), in Parker, Arizona, include four Native Arizonan tribes, Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo, and Hopi. These tribes function politically as a unit, although they are distinct in terms of language, culture, and history. While all Native American languages are endangered today, for two of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Mohave and Chemehuevi, the language situation is critical. In this paper, we will be concerned only with language planning as it relates to Mohave. As a background for the current language planning situation for Mohave, we briefly discuss the history and current circumstances of the CRIT reservation. We provide a short history of linguistic work on Mohave, we discuss current language planning efforts focused on Mohave, and finally, we make recommendations for continued language preservation and revitalization of Mohave.' We conclude that language planning on the CRIT reservation must involve efforts focused on each of the four tribal languages as well as the blending of language planning efforts for all four CRIT languages to reflect the integrated social reality of the CRIT.
Type:
Article; text
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWeinberg, Jessica P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPenfield, Susan D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T19:57:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T19:57:19Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/226605-
dc.description.abstractThe Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT), in Parker, Arizona, include four Native Arizonan tribes, Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo, and Hopi. These tribes function politically as a unit, although they are distinct in terms of language, culture, and history. While all Native American languages are endangered today, for two of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Mohave and Chemehuevi, the language situation is critical. In this paper, we will be concerned only with language planning as it relates to Mohave. As a background for the current language planning situation for Mohave, we briefly discuss the history and current circumstances of the CRIT reservation. We provide a short history of linguistic work on Mohave, we discuss current language planning efforts focused on Mohave, and finally, we make recommendations for continued language preservation and revitalization of Mohave.' We conclude that language planning on the CRIT reservation must involve efforts focused on each of the four tribal languages as well as the blending of language planning efforts for all four CRIT languages to reflect the integrated social reality of the CRIT.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleMohave Language Planning: Where Has It Been and Where Should It Go from Here?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Linguistics, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Special Volume on Native American Languagesen_US
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