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Digital Transmission of Language and Culture: Rethinking Pedagogical Models for E‐Learning

D. Victoria Rau and Meng‐Chien Yang

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199544547
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720260 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0012
 Digital Transmission of Language and Culture: Rethinking Pedagogical Models for E‐Learning

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This chapter discusses the development of e-learning materials for Yami, an endangered Austronesian language of Taiwan. It outlines their pedagogical model that integrates digital archiving with e-learning with the goal of revitalising and maintaining the endangered language. It argues that computers and the Internet present new opportunities for the preservation and transmission of endangered languages and cultures, both inside the language community and around the world.

Keywords: e-learning; pedadogy; Yami; Taiwan; language community; transmission; endangered language; digital archive

Chapter.  6867 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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