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Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies

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Exploring Indigenous writing and literacies across five continents, this volume celebrates the resilience of Indigenous languages. This book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the contemporary challenges facing Indigenous writing and literacies and argues that innovative and creative ideas can create a hopeful future for Indigenous writing. Contributions following the themes 'Sketching the Context', 'Enhancing Writing', and 'Creating the Future' are concluded with two reflective chapters evidencing the importance of volume's thesis for the future of Indigenous writing and literacies. This volume encourages the development of research in this area, specifically inviting the international writing research community to engage with Indigenous peoples and support research on the nexus of Indigenous writing, literacies and education.

Coppéllie Cocq, Ph.D. (2008), Umeå University, Sweden, is Professor of European Ethnology at the University of Helsinki, specializing in Minority Studies. She extends folkloristic approaches to various forms of expressive culture including digital expressions of folklore. Kirk PH Sullivan, Ph.D. (1992), Southampton University, Ed.D. (2010), Bristol University, is Professor of Linguistics at Umeå University, Sweden. He has published many articles on Indigenous writing, computer keystroke logging, and other aspects of educational linguistics.

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