Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations

Miki Makihara, Bambi Schieffelin

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    Abstract

    This chapter argues that language ideologies and practices mediate consequences of cultural contact over time. Focusing on the Pacific, from Rapa Nui to West Papua, it highlights complex histories and variation of cultural encounters, crossings and re-crossings; cultural and political conditions of linguistic research across different colonial and postcolonial phases; the linguistic diversity of Pacific Island societies, and the social centrality of talk and other verbal practices such as literacy, in them. The chapter emphasizes variation in linguistic and cultural change, debates about modernization, missionization, and language endangerment and revitalization, and suggests strategies for understanding the dynamics of such changes by identifying key agents, institutional sites, and linguistic forms, within a wider historical and global conjuncture.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationConsequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199869398
    ISBN (Print)9780195324983
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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    Mediation
    Cultural Processes
    Centrality
    Linguistic Diversity
    Modernization
    Language Revitalization
    Missionization
    Rapa Nui
    Colonies
    Linguistic Change
    Linguistic Form
    Cultural Change
    History
    Language Endangerment
    Literacy
    Cultural Contacts
    Language Practices
    Language Ideology
    Pacific Islands

    Keywords

    • Colonial
    • Cultural contact
    • Cultural processes
    • Pacific societies
    • Postcolonial
    • Rapa nui
    • West papua

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Makihara, M., & Schieffelin, B. (2010). Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations. In Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0001

    Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations. / Makihara, Miki; Schieffelin, Bambi.

    Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies. Oxford University Press, 2010.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Makihara, M & Schieffelin, B 2010, Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations. in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0001
    Makihara M, Schieffelin B. Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations. In Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies. Oxford University Press. 2010 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0001
    Makihara, Miki ; Schieffelin, Bambi. / Cultural Processes and Linguistic Mediations. Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies. Oxford University Press, 2010.
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