The Persistence of Language

Constructing and confronting the past and present in the voices of Jane H. Hill

| Indiana University Perdue/University Fort Wayne
| University of Texas-Pan American
| University of Arizona
| University of Montana
ISBN 9789027202918 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027272249 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This edited collection presents two sets of interdisciplinary conversations connecting theoretical, methodological, and ideological issues in the study of language. In the first section, Approaches to the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas, the authors connect historical, theoretical, and documentary linguistics to examine the crucial role of endangered language data for the development of biopsychological theory and to highlight how methodological decisions impact language revitalization efforts. Section two, Approaches to the study of voices and ideologies, connects anthropological and documentary linguistics to examine how discourses of language contact, endangerment, linguistic purism and racism shape scholarly practice and language policy and to underscore the need for linguists and laypersons alike to acquire the analytical tools to deconstruct discourses of inequality. Together, these chapters pay homage to the scholarship of Jane H. Hill, demonstrating how a critical, interdisciplinary linguistics narrows the gap between disparate fields of analysis to treat the ecology of language in its entirety.
[Culture and Language Use, 8]  2013.  xxx, 440 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Kenneth C. Hill
Shannon T. Bischoff, Deborah Cole, Amy V. Fountain and Mizuki Miyashita
Introduction: The persistence of language: Constructing and confronting the past and the present in the voices of Jane H. Hill
Shannon T. Bischoff, Deborah Cole, Amy V. Fountain and Mizuki Miyashita
Section 1. Approaches to the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas
The diachrony of Ute case-marking
T. Givón
Language contact as an inhibitor of sound change: An Athabaskan example
Keren Rice
Stress in Yucatec Maya: Syncretism in loan word incorporation as evidence for stress patterns
Emily Kidder
The phonetic correlates of Southern Ute stress
Stacey Oberly
Revisiting Tohono O’odham high vowels
Colleen M. Fitzgerald
Head-marking inflection and the architecture of grammatical theory: Evidence from reduplication and compounding in Hiaki (Yaqui)
Jason D. Haugen and Heidi Harley
A case-study in grass roots development of web resources for language workers: The Coeur d’Alene Archive and Online Language Resources (CAOLR)
Shannon T. Bischoff and Amy V. Fountain
Section 2. Approaches to the study of voices and ideologies
Language contact, shift, and endangerment – implications for policy
Spanish in contact with indigenous tongues: Changing the tide in favor of the heritage languages
José Antonio Flores Farfán
How can a language with 7 million speakers be endangered?
Heid Orcutt-Gachiri
A documentary ethnography of a Blackfoot language course: Patterns of variationism and standard in the “organization of diversity”
Annabelle Chatsis, Mizuki Miyashita and Deborah Cole
Syncretic speech, linguistic ideology, and intertextuality: (Re)Presenting the Spanish translation of ‘Speaking Mexicano’ in Tlaxcala, Mexico
Jacqueline Messing and Ramos Rosales Flores
Racism in discourse – analyses of practice
Narrative discriminations in Central California’s indigenous narrative traditions: Relativism or (covert) racism?
Paul V. Kroskrity
The voice of (White) reason: Enunciations of difference, authorship, interpellation, and jokes
Barbra A. Meek
Double-voicing in the everyday language of Brazilian black activism
Jennifer Roth-Gordon and Antonio José B. da Silva
Uptake (un)limited: The mediatization of register shifting and the maintenance of standard in U.S. public discourse
Deborah Cole and Régine Pellicer
The silken cord: An essay in honor of Jane Hill
Richard Delgado
Afterword: Jane Hill’s current work
Claire Bowern
Language index
Subject index
“Jane H. Hill has been a model for her students and her colleagues alike in her roles as scholar-researcher, teacher, and mentor, and her effectiveness in all of these roles emerges in the contributions her colleagues and students offer in this simultaneously inspiring and useful volume. Their work, like hers, ranges across such topics as language history, language documentation, language revitalization, and language ideology, and again, like hers, deals both with seemingly abstract matters and with matters that have immediate sociopolitical reverberations. There will be something of value here for every reader who has benefited from Hill’s own work.”
“For the many conversant with the work of Jane Hill, this volume will bring up familiar concepts. It does justice to the scope and quality of scholarship in Jane Hill’s long career in anthropology and linguistics.”
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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