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Title: A Right to Protect Indigenous Languages
Other Titles: A Threat against Extinction
Authors: Lubogo, Isaac
Keywords: A Right
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Jescho Publishing House
Abstract: This book, "A Right to Protect Indigenous Languages: A Threat against Extinction," is a seminal work that delves into the imperative of safeguarding indigenous languages from the imminent danger of extinction. With meticulous research, comprehensive analysis, and a professional tone, this abstract provides a concise overview of the book's key themes, research methodology, and main arguments. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly sources and real-life case studies, the book examines the complex challenges faced by indigenous languages in the modern era. It critically explores the historical and contemporary factors contributing to their decline, including the legacy of colonization, globalization, urbanization, and cultural assimilation. By illuminating the severe consequences of language loss for cultural identity, intergenerational knowledge transmission, and sustainable development, the book underscores the urgency of taking action. Central to the book's premise is the recognition of the right to protect indigenous languages as a fundamental human right. Through a rigorous analysis of international legal frameworks, conventions, declarations, and court cases, the book establishes linguistic diversity as an essential component of cultural heritage and highlights the responsibility of governments and societies to safeguard these languages. Moving beyond theoretical discourse, the book offers practical insights and strategies for language revitalization and preservation. It showcases successful models of community-led initiatives, cultural immersion programs, and technological innovations that empower indigenous communities to reclaim, revive, and transmit their languages to future generations. Emphasizing the significance of collaboration and partnerships among indigenous communities, governments, civil society organizations, and academia, the book presents a holistic approach to creating sustainable language preservation frameworks. In addition, the book addresses the pivotal role of education systems in safeguarding indigenous languages. It examines the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating these languages into formal education curricula, advocating for bilingual and multilingual education programs that nurture cultural pride and ensure language continuity. By providing a comprehensive analysis of the subject matter, this book equips policymakers, educators, linguists, and advocates with a wealth of knowledge, best practices, and innovative approaches to combat language extinction. It offers guidance on sustaining funding, fostering institutional support, and creating legal frameworks that prioritize the preservation of indigenous languages. Ultimately, "A Right to Protect Indigenous Languages: A Threat against Extinction" presents a compelling call to action. It implores individuals, communities, and governments to recognize the urgent need for concerted efforts to protect indigenous languages, promoting linguistic diversity, cultural heritage, and the rights of indigenous communities. Through collective action, it envisions a future where indigenous languages thrive, ensuring a more inclusive and culturally vibrant world for generations to come.
ISBN: 13: 978-1-234567-89-5
Appears in Collections:School of Law

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