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Proposing a Facilitated Participatory Approach for Southeast Asian Minority Language Orthography Design

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Title:Proposing a Facilitated Participatory Approach for Southeast Asian Minority Language Orthography Design
Authors:Lew, Sigrid
Keywords:Orthography design
community involvement
participatory research
autonomous orthography
resilience linguistics
Date Issued:02 May 2019
Abstract:In strongly hierarchical societies, ownership of and involvement in community-related projects often is linked to the social status of individual community members and external specialists, rather than the community as a whole. This paper therefore proposes a hybrid approach to integrate participatory strategies and a significant degree of outsider input in orthography development in Southeast Asian hierarchical societies. Proposing this mixed approach of combining linguistically optimal ‘autonomous’ orthography design and local ownership-oriented participatory methods is based on previously described procedures in orthography development as well as the author’s own observations while consulting on Latin- and Brahmi-based minority language orthographies in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
Pages/Duration:9 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10524/52451
ISSN:1836-6821
Volume:12
Issue/Number:1
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