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"In-Between People: Lang., Culture Maint. & Mother-Tongue Ed. in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea" (book)

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  • Don Osborn
    FYI (fwd from the Linguist list)... DZO Date: 18-Apr-2005 From: Brian Homoleski Subject: The In-Between People: Malone Title: The
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      FYI (fwd from the Linguist list)... DZO


      Date: 18-Apr-2005
      From: Brian Homoleski <academic_books@...>
      Subject: The In-Between People: Malone


      Title: The In-Between People
      Subtitle: Language and Culture Maintenance and Mother-Tongue Education in
      the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
      Series Title: Publications in Language Use and Education 3
      Published: 2004
      Publisher: SIL International
      http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp

      Author: Dennis Malone, SIL International
      Paperback: ISBN: 1556711476 Pages: 262 Price: U.S. $ 24.95
      Abstract:

      They are the last generation to have experienced (as children) traditional
      life before contact with European cultures in the early 1950s, and the first
      generation to experience the cultural changes brought about by that
      contact---these are "the in-between people". As parents, they want their
      children to experience the best of both the high technology world of today,
      and the language and culture of their traditional world.

      The In-Between People studies how the Kaugel-speaking people of Papua New
      Guinea approach the tension that results from the intersection of the old
      and new cultures. Specifically, the author focuses on Kaugel pre-primary
      bilingual education, a nonformal mother-tongue education program whose
      purpose is to increase the children's success in formal English education
      and also to increase their appreciation of and participation in their ethnic
      language and culture. He approaches his work with three purposes in mind:
      understanding how the Kaugel pre-primary program has been maintained and
      expanded; understanding Kaugel parents' attitude toward their children's
      education; and describing how community members resolve the tension between
      maintaining their mother tongue and succeeding in English-speaking schools.

      Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
      Language Acquisition
      Sociolinguistics

      Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
      Umbu-ungu (UMB)

      Written In: English (ENG )

      See this book announcement on our website:
      http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=14352
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