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The Ecology of Language in Multilingual India

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This book explores the linguistic ecology of the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand, India through the experiences and discourses of minority youth and their educators. Providing in-depth examples of Indian multilingualism, this volume analyses how each language is valued in its own context; how national-level policies are appropriated and contested in local discourses; and how language and culture influence educational opportunities and identity negotiation for Kumauni young women. In doing so, the author examines how students and educators navigate a multilingual society with similarly diverse classroom practices. She simultaneously critiques the language and education system in modern India and highlights alternative perspectives on empowerment through the lens of a unique Gandhian educational context. This volume allows Kumauni women and their educators to take centre stage, and provides a thoughtful and nuanced insight into their minority language environment. This unique book is sure to appeal to students and scholars of multilingualism, sociolinguistics, language policy and minority languages.

Provides an in-depth, situated perspective on multilingualism in India

Explores the connections between language policy and language ideology through the experiences of minority language speakers

Examines how students and educators navigate a multilingual society and diverse classroom practices

Highlights the priorities of young Kumauni women and educators around the themes of language, education, and empowerment

Cynthia Groff is Guest Researcher at Leiden University, Netherlands. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, she has conducted post-doctoral research through Université Laval, Québec, Canada, and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico.

Chapter 1. Introduction: Ecological Metaphors, Minority Voices, and Language Education in the KumaunChapter 2. Lakshmi Ashram and the Kumaun: Young Women and Gandhian Educators in their Linguistic and Educational ContextChapter 3. National-Level Language and Education Policies in India: Kumaunis as Linguistic MinoritiesChapter 4. Language and Ethnography: Conducting Research in the KumaunChapter 5. Language Use and Language Labels in Community: Bhasha and BoliChapter 6. Mother Tongue and Medium of Instruction: Official and Unofficial Language Choices in the KumaunChapter 7. Language Ecology in the Kumaun: The Value of Each and Relationships among ThemChapter 8. Young Women, Aims, and Education in the KumaunChapter 9. Empowerment, Moving Forward, and Alternative Values in EducationChapter 10. Conclusions: The Ecology of Language and Biliteracy in the Kumaun and Beyond

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Ecology of Language in Multilingual India
Code EAN: 9781137519603
ISBN: 978-1-137-51960-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 311
Poids: 480g
Taille: H25mm x B200mm x T155mm
Année: 2017
Auflage: 1st ed. 2018

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