Bringing Our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families
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"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