Language Ideology, Policy and Planning in Peru

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  • Copyright: 2015-09-14
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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This book explores the role of language academies in preserving and revitalizing minority or endangered languages. The author studies the controversial High Academy of the Quechua Language (HAQL) in Peru, the efficacy of which has been questioned by some experts. The book delves into the positions, attitudes, ideologies and practices of the HAQL and the role it has played in language policy and planning in the Andean region. The author uses ethnographic fieldwork to support what was previously only anecdotal evidence from individuals viewing the Academy from the outside. This book would appeal to anyone studying the sociolinguistics of the Quechua language, as well as to those studying broader issues of Indigenous language policy and planning, maintenance and revitalization.

Author Biography

Serafín M. Coronel-Molina is Associate Professor at Indiana University Bloomington, USA. He is a sociolinguist and educational linguist, who has worked in the field for over 25 years, and his research interests include language ideologies, language policy and planning, and language revitalization.

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Part I. Setting the Scene

Chapter 1. Why Study a Language Academy?

Chapter 2. Theoretical Paradigms: Dynamics of Language Change

Chapter 3. What are Language Academies Good For?

Chapter 4. Language Policy and Planning in Peru: A Brief History

Part II. High Academy of The Quechua Language: Foundations

Chapter 5. Quest for Official Recognition

Chapter 6. Anatomy of an Academy: Structure, Membership, Statutes

Part III. Inventing Tawantinsuyu and Qhapaq Simi: Ideologies of the HAQL

Chapter 7. Imagining a “Nation”, Idealizing a Language

Chapter 8. Constructing and Deconstructing Expertise

Chapter 9. Allies or Enemies? Collaborating with the HAQL

Part IV. Empowering Inca Quechua: Language Planning à la HAQL

Chapter 10. Status Planning with the HAQL

Chapter 11. Corpus Planning's Alphabet Wars: Quechua Graphization

Chapter 12. Standardizing and Modernizing Quechua: An Ongoing Dilemma

Part V. Spreading the Language of the Apus: Acquisition Planning and Revitalization Struggles

Chapter 13. Preparing for Pedagogy

Chapter 14. Learning Quechua with the HAQL

Chapter 15. Where Do We Go From Here? Final Thoughts and Recommendations

Appendix 1. Log of Audio-Recorded Data

Appendix 2. Publications Associated with the HAQL Related to Status, Corpus and Acquisition Planning


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