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F-2 Choice and Motivation in Indigenous Language Revitalization
Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship
  • Janet Blackwood, Andrews University
Presenter Status
Department of English
Buller Room 250
Start Date
1-11-2013 3:15 PM
End Date
1-11-2013 3:30 PM
Presentation Abstract

There has been a considerable amount of research undertaken to explore the motivations for second language learning and the choices speakers make regarding language learning and use. However, this research has seldom extended to examining the motivations influencing language choices in contexts where an indigenous language is in danger of becoming extinct. Using data gathered from a larger study on language attitudes and practices, this presentation examines the language choices of members of a Bribri indigenous community in Costa Rica, the motivations which appear to influence these choices, and the implications of the study findings for current language revitalization efforts in Costa Rica.

Citation Information
Janet Blackwood. "F-2 Choice and Motivation in Indigenous Language Revitalization" (2013)
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