Publication details [#55013]

Haynes, Erin Flynn. 2011. When support for language revitilization is not enough: the end of indigenous language classes at Warm Springs Elementary School. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2011 (209) : 141–155.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This study explores the cessation of indigenous language classes at a small public elementary school in the United States, from the standpoint of both nonindigenous school teachers and parents. It is argued that general support for indigenous language teaching is not enough for its successful implementation into schools. A number of issues concerning national and local educational goals must also be taken into consideration.