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Author Limerick, Nicholas, author

Title Recognizing indigenous languages : double binds of state policy and teaching Kichwa in Ecuador / Nicholas Limerick
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies in the anthropology of language
Contents Introducing double binds of state institutions and linguistic recognition -- The intercultural era: Kichwa, literacy, and schooling in national politics and policy -- Unified Kichwa? Unions, divisions, and overlap in language standardization -- Promise and predicament as professionals -- Translating the law to Kichwa -- Speaking for a state: how and whom to greet? -- Modeling intercultural citizenship through language instruction
Summary "What follows when state institutions name historically oppressed languages as official? What happens when bilingual education activists gain the right to coordinate schooling from upper-level state offices? The intercultural bilingual school system in Ecuador has been one of the most prominent examples of Indigenous education in Central and South America. Since its establishment in 1988, members of Ecuador's pueblos and nationalities have worked from state institutions to coordinate a second national school system that includes the teaching of Indigenous languages. Based on more than two years of ethnographic research in Ecuador's Ministry of Education, at international and national conferences, in workshops, in schools, and with families, Recognizing Indigenous Languages considers how state agents carry out linguistic and educational politics in eras of greater inclusivity and multiculturalism. This book shows how institutional advances for bilingual education and Indigenous languages have been premised on affirming the equality - and the equivalency - of the linguistic and cultural practices of members of Indigenous pueblos and nationalities with other Ecuadorians. Major responsibilities like serving as national state agents, crafting a standardized variety of Kichwa, and teaching Indigenous languages in schools provide vast authority, representation, and visibility for those languages and their speakers. However, the everyday work of directing a school system and making Kichwa a language of the state includes double binds that work against the very goals of autonomous schooling and getting people to speak and write Kichwa"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Education, Bilingual -- Ecuador
Language policy -- Ecuador
Multicultural education -- Ecuador
Quechua language -- Study and teaching -- Ecuador
Quechua language -- Dialects -- Ecuador
Indians of South America -- Ecuador -- Ethnic identity
Education, Bilingual
Indians of South America -- Ethnic identity
Language policy
Multicultural education
Quechua language -- Dialects
Quechua language -- Study and teaching
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023011405
ISBN 0197559204