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Living an Endangered Language


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While the environment is an important component in vocabulary acquisition, I argue that the language''s status plays a significant role in the level of difficulty a learner faces during the acquisition process. In short, the vocabulary acquisition process becomes increasingly more difficult when the target language is an endangered language spoken by a small community of speakers and the learner is a native speaker of an Indo-European language and, culturally, a Westerner (or an outsider to the indigenous community). In this case study, a Western learner begins to learn the Nahuatl language, a language once the lingua franca of pre-conquest Mexico and currently an indigenous language spoken by approximately 1.2 million people in modern-day Mexico. The case study follows the Western learner''s attempts in an informal and a formal environment over the course of one year and demonstrates the successes and failures of this Western learner as he acquires vocabulary in the Nahuatl language.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC48987
AuthorDustin De Felice
Number of Pages116
Publishing Year2010-07-20T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book Typelinguistics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
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