Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

2012

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Anthropology

First Advisor

Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld

Second Advisor

Scott Schnell

Abstract

This is an investigation into language ideologies, and the significance of same, among activists working to revitalize the Ojibwe language. Better inclusion of indigenous community members is necessary to spread the Ojibwe language. Improved competence in using--and strategically chging--language ideologies is necessary by language activists. Matters of orthography, storytelling, Elder status, state institutionalization, indigenous leadership, and decolonization reveal underlying ideologies of language, any of which can help or hinder efforts to reverse language shift. This is shown through participant observation in and around an Ojibwe language immersion school in Wisconsin.

Keywords

anthropological theory, indigenous language, language ideology, language revitalization, Ojibwe

Pages

viii, 257 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-257).

Copyright

Copyright 2012 Chad Uran

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Anthropology Commons

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