Emerging from out of the Margins; Essays on Haida Language, Culture, and History (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #85) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 85 in the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics series.

Description


This book provides an insider view of Haida language, history, and culture, and offers a perspective on Haida culture that comes not only from external research but also from intimate knowledge and experiences the author has had as a Haida Nation citizen. The book's focus on language - past, present, and future - allows insight into the Haida language documentation and revitalization process that will benefit other cultures currently addressing similar issues with their language. Being able to write and discuss Haida culture as an insider affords the opportunity to instantiate the role of a First Nations scholar including the intricacies involved in having a voice about one's own culture and history. A First Nations person publishing a book about his or her own culture is a rare opportunity. However, such publications will become more common as other indigenous scholars and writers emerge from other margins around the world.

About the Author


Frederick White, PhD, is Associate Professor in the English Department at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. His book Ancestral Language Acquisition among Native Americans: A Study of a Haida Language Class addresses the question of how Native American and First Nations students learn and participate in the classroom setting.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781433116667
ISBN-10: 1433116669
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: March 20th, 2014
Pages: 169
Language: English
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics