Ways of Talking (and Acting) About Language Reclamation: An Ethnographic Perspective on Learning Lenape in Pennsylvania

@article{Hornberger2016WaysOT,
  title={Ways of Talking (and Acting) About Language Reclamation: An Ethnographic Perspective on Learning Lenape in Pennsylvania},
  author={Nancy H. Hornberger and Haley De Korne and Miranda Weinberg},
  journal={Journal of Language, Identity \& Education},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={44 - 58}
}
ABSTRACT The experiences of a community of people learning and teaching Lenape in Pennsylvania provide insights into the complexities of current ways of talking and acting about language reclamation. We illustrate how Native and non-Native participants in a university-based Indigenous language class constructed language, identity, and place in nuanced ways that, although influenced by essentializing discourses of language endangerment, are largely pluralist and reflexive. Rather than counting… 

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