Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
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.
anthropological theory, indigenous language, language ideology, language revitalization, Ojibwe
viii, 257 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-257).
Copyright 2012 Chad Uran