What Language Do Real Evenki Speak?

  title={What Language Do Real Evenki Speak?},
  author={N. Mamontova},
  journal={Anthropology \& Archeology of Eurasia},
  pages={37 - 75}
  • N. Mamontova
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia
This article examines discussions on language maintenance among the indigenous inhabitants of the Evenki municipal district of Krasnoiarsk krai, specifically exploring the model of a nomadic preschool as a means of Evenki revitalization. Relying on field materials, the author aims to clarify why Evenki leaders have chosen this model over others. She concludes that the choice may be explained by primordialist understanding of language and ethnicity among indigenous peoples. In conditions of… Expand
Language as mechanism of systemic foundation: Tungus-speaking groups in the Far East
This article explores S. M. Shirokogoroff’s critical approach to the study of language as a part of culture and a means of scientific classifications of mankind into a certain number of linguisticExpand
Sociocultural dynamics of the ethnical processes of the Evenks
In the years 1997 and 2017 in Evenkia, comprehensive studies in the form of a mass survey were carried out. They revealed some significant changes in the household, various aspects of material andExpand
Experience in the Preservation and Development of the Evenki Language in the Evenki Municipal District of the Krasnoyarsk Krai on the Basis of the Analysis of Evenki Archival Documents
The article presents an overview of archival documents reflecting the features of various practices of preserving and reviving the Evenki language in the Northern districts of the Krasnoyarsk KraiExpand
The Sociolinguistic Landscape of the Island of Sakhalin
This paper deals with the current sociolinguistic situation among the indigenous peoples living on the island of Sakhalin, the Russian Far East. The discussion is based on the criteria developed byExpand


Language, ethnic identity and change
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the link between ethnic identity and language. A particular “associated language” is a necessary component of ethnic identity but the language that peopleExpand
The mothering tradition: gender and governance among Siberian evenki
In this paper, I explore the re-invention of ideas about the traditional place of women in a Siberian society as they were culturally produced in the context of the Soviet/Russian indigenousExpand
Language and ethnicity:
1. Preface 2. Introduction 3. Pennsylvania German: "Do they love it in their hearts?" (by Huffines, Marion Lois) 4. Linguistic Markers of Anabaptist Ethnicity through Four Centuries (by Enninger,Expand
Language, society, and identity
Making use of examples from around the world, the book considers the rise of linguistic nationalism, and the ways in which the assumption of a strong language-identity link has led to attempts toExpand
Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Culture Difference
The seven brief essays appearing in this collection were, with a few others, originally written for a symposium held in Bergen in 1967. They bear the marks of a well-prepared and well-managedExpand
Language rights: Moving the debate forward
This article provides an overview of the current issues and challenges facing the nascent paradigm of minority language rights (MLR). It focuses on the theoretical points of dispute and tension withExpand
On Biocultural Diversity: Linking Language, Knowledge, and the Environment
It is estimated that of the more than 6,000 oral languages in use today (Grimes 1996), as many as 90 percent may be replaced by dominant languages by the end of the Twenty-first century (Krauss 1992;Expand
Ethnicity and nationalism : theory and comparison
"[This book] It is provocative and bold. Brass bases his theories on his rather extensive study of the historical and political processes in multi-ethnic societies, especially India. There is muchExpand
Beyond “Culture”: Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference
For a subject whose central rite of passage is fieldwork, whose romance has rested on its exploration of the remote ("the most other of others" [Hannerz 1986:363]), whose critical function is seen toExpand
The private and the public in documentation and revitalization
Relatively “private” and relatively “public” aspects of language use, acquisition, and transmission come into question both in linguistic fieldwork and in language revitalization efforts. SequesteredExpand