"Mayan Language Revival and Revitalization Politics"
This paper reviews the article "Mayan Language Revival and Revitalization Politics." The article, written by Nora C. England, was published in the American Anthropologist journal in 2003. The reviewer finds the article to be thorough, informative and inspiring. Topics include the threat of language loss in Maya communities, the revitalization efforts of Maya linguists, and the role of ideologies in both language loss and revival.
The article by England is concerned with the issue of languageloss among the Mayas It is noted that children are not learning thelanguage in some of... more
The article by England is concerned with the issue of languageloss among the Mayas It is noted that children are not learning thelanguage in some of the Maya communities In addition a growing number ofMaya people are becoming bilingual with Spanish as their second language which may be seen as a step toward increased language loss England p Globalization and the interconnection of cultures have contributedto this situation However there is also a movement of culturalreaffirmation occurring in many Maya communities This