Department of Anthropology
Saul's project explores the relation between language ideologies, endangered language advocacy, and language policy in the multicultural and neocolonial context of American Indan communities in the contemporary United States. This research addresses a number of vital questions with important implications for cultural policy. Why should endangered languages be documented, preserved, and/or revitalized? How should these practices be accomplished? What are the appropriate roles in these processes for members of endangered language communities, academics, and policymakers?