Bringing Our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families


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Heyday Books
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5.8 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Leanne Hinton is professor emerita of linguistics at UC Berkeley, and she has worked closely with many Native communities on language learning and research, particularly in California. She is a founding member of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival and its biennial Breath of Life workshop. For her advocacy she has received numerous honors, including a Cultural Freedom Award from the Lannan Foundation and an Honored One Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Her previous books include How to Keep Your Language Alive (2002), Bringing Our Languages Home (as editor, 2013), and The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization (as coauthor, 2018).


"Practical and down to earth, philosophical and spiritual, Bringing Our Languages Home describes the challenges and joys of learning and passing on your language. It gives good detailed advice...Fantastic! I hope millions will read it!"

--Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, emerita

"This rare collection by scholar-activist Leanne Hinton brings forward deeply affecting accounts of families determined to sustain their languages amidst a sea of dominant-language pressures. The stories could only be told by those who have experienced the joys and challenges such an undertaking demands. Drawing lessons from these accounts, Hinton leaves readers with a wealth of language planning strategies. This powerful volume will long serve as a seminal resource for families, scholars, and language planners around the world."

--Teresa L. McCarty, George F. Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles