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.
Serafin 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.
List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments Preface 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 a 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 Bibliography