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Zlazli, Miho (2021) 'While we are asleep: Master/Mentor-Apprentice language learning initiative in the Ryukyus.' SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, 20. pp. 142-164.

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I currently conduct participatory action research with new speakers of Ryukyuan languages by running a project called MAI-Ryukyus, which is designed based on Hinton’s Master/Mentor-Apprentice Language Learning Program, to explore both emotional and cognitive aspects of learning one’s own Indigenous ancestral tongue. The findings of the PhD research will be discussed in a future article. In this paper, I introduce my research design, discuss the issues identified in current language revitalisation efforts through ethnographic observation, and conclude with future directions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Indigenous transformative paradigm, language revitalisation efforts, Master/Mentor-Apprentice Language Learning Program, new speakers, Ryukyuan languages
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
ISSN: 14730855
Copyright Statement: © 2021, the author.
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Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 12:17

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