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Pre-Revitalization Language Assessment

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Item Summary Yang, Sejung 2020-10-17T00:33:37Z 2020-10-17T00:33:37Z 2020-10
dc.identifier.citation Yang, Sejung. 2020. Pre-Revitalization Language Assessment. Language Documentation & Conservation 14:579-597.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.description.abstract Testing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of language revitalization. I demonstrate here that assessment of linguistic knowledge should also be part of the planning process that precedes the creation of a revitalization program. I take as an example Jejueo, the language of Korea’s Jeju Island. Whereas previously published work contradicted UNESCO’s conclusion that the language is critically endangered, a test that I designed to elicit basic vocabulary and verbal patterns from 224 participants (from elementary school students to senior citizens) revealed otherwise. Alarming deficits in basic knowledge of the language were uncovered that both confirmed UNESCO’s classification of the language and identified the particular areas in which remediation is required.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.format.extent 19 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
dc.subject language revitalization
dc.subject Jejueo
dc.subject Korea
dc.subject assessment
dc.subject language endangerment
dc.title Pre-Revitalization Language Assessment
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation
prism.volume 14
prism.startingpage 579
prism.endingpage 597
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