NICHOLAS LIMERICK, then a student at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received a grant in October 2011 to aid research on 'Contested Language Ideologies and the Mediation of Indigenous Schooling in Ecuador,' supervised by Dr. Asif Agha. This dissertation is based on a multi-sited ethnographic study of language use with indigenous educational leaders in Quito, Ecuador. More specifically, the grantee investigates identity politics in Ecuador and the uses of indigenous languages in intercultural, bilingual Quichua-Spanish education. The project examines how leaders speak in and about Quichua for the coordination of intercultural bilingual education, how such ideologies emerge vis-à-vis state policies, and how such policies are reformulated across domains, especially where teachers and students may bring contrastive views to language contact and education.
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Pennsylvania, U. of
Limerick, Nicholas, U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - To aid research on 'Contested Language Ideologies and the Mediation of Indigenous Schooling in Ecuador,' supervised by Dr. Asif Agha