Leanne Hinton: “Bringing the Language Home: Language Revitalization in the Family”

A chàirdean chòir / Dear friends and colleagues,

You are invited to a public lecture:

Leanne Hinton:
“Bringing the Language Home: Language Revitalization in the Family”

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Atrium 101
Saint Mary’s University

The most important locus of language revitalization is the home, the primary place where first language acquisition occurs. Professor Hinton will present accounts from around the world of families where the parents, often language learners themselves, have made the commitment to use their heritage language at home with their children. We will see what lessons can be learned from examining their methods of bringing the languages to their homes, their sacrifices, tribulations, and successes.

Leanne Hinton is a linguist specializing in language loss and language revitalization. She has written numerous books and articles about language revitalization, and consults with groups around the world. Professor Hinton is a professor emerita at the University of
California at Berkeley, and a founding member of the board of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, which designed the well-known Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program. Her books on language revitalization include /Flutes of Fire: Essays on California Indian Languages / (Heyday Books), /The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice / (Hinton & Hale, eds.) and /How
to Keep Your Language Alive/ (Heyday Books). She is currently finishing up a book on language revitalization for families. In 2006 she won the Cultural Freedom Award for her work in language revitalization.

Sponsored by:
The Office of Gaelic Affairs/Oifis Iomairtean na Gàidhlig, Province of Nova Scotia
The Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary’s University
Dìleab: Comunn Sgaoileadh Eadar-Ghinealach na Gàidhlig ann an Albainn Nuaidh/The Association for Intergenerational Gaelic Language Transmission in Nova Scotia

Free parking in the SMU Science Parking Lot at Inglis and Robie.

Professor Hinton’s visit to Nova Scotia has been sponsored by the provincial Office of Gaelic Affairs. She is conducting a Master-Apprentice language learning training session at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton May 6-8.

Please pass this message on to interested colleagues, students, and all minority language community members in the Halifax area. We hope to see you there! Please email me with any questions.

Tapadh leibh! Thank you!

Emily McEwan-Fujita

Emily McEwan-Fujita, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Dept. of Anthropology
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax  B3H 3C3
Nova Scotia

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About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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