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Affirmation of Identity, Linguistic Revitalization, Language

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on 17 March 2014

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Transcript of Affirmation of Identity, Linguistic Revitalization, Language

Affirmation of Identity, Linguistic Revitalization, Language Laws & Linguistic Rights

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Language revitalization is the attempt by interested parties to halt or reverse the decline of a language or to revive an extint one. Those involved can include parties such as linguists, cultural or community groups, or governments. Language revitalization is often deemed necessary because of the sheer amount of linguistic diversity being lost.
Though the goals of language revitalization vary greatly from case to case, they typically involve attempting to expand the number of speakers and the use of a language, or trying to maintain the current level of use to protect the language from extinction.
Language laws & Linguistic Rights
Affirmation of identity:
Is the way that people assert themselves into their community. Whenever you resist the urge to blend in with the crowd, you affirm your identity.
Linguistic revitalization:
Refers to the attempt by interested parties, including people, community or cultural groups political authorities or governments to reverse the decline of language.
Language Laws:
Legislation that requires use of language in common agreements and contracts.
Linguistic Rights:
Are the human and civil rights concerning the individual and collective rights to choose the language or languages for communication in a private or public atmosphere.
Affirmation of identity Cartoon
Affirmation of Identity
You take the opportunity for affirmation of identity every time you choose to be who you are. Groups affirm their collective identity by working to carve out a space in a society where identity, language and culture are protected.
Globalization can also offer people many opportunities to affirm their identities in a widely diverse community -the world.

Example: One way Canadian Francophones affirm their identity is by protecting their principal language throughout Canada. (BNA Act, The Official Languages Act, Bill 101.)
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Linguistic Revitalization
Linguistic rights are the human and civil rights concerning the individual and collective right to choose the language or languages for communication in a private or public atmosphere. Linguistic rights in international law are usually dealt in the broader framework of cultural and educational rights. Linguistic rights include, among others, the right to one's own language in legal, administrative and judicial acts, language education, and media in a language understood and freely chosen by those concerned.
Section 23 of the charter of rights and freedoms is an example of a law enshrined to affirm the culture and identity of an official language group.
Section 23
Franco-Albertan music
Music is a strong tradition in Francophone communties around the world. Alberta, Franco-Albertans are producing a wide array of music that reflects their own specific communites.
Global Francophone Community
On the global scale, affirmation of identity provides Canada, as a Francophone country, with the opportunity to create links with other French-speaking countries around the world. Founded in 1970, La Francophonie is "a cultural and linguistic community of more than 175 million people who use French to varying degrees in their daily lives.
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