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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:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

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 ... More


Village Sign Languages: A Commentary

Ulrike Zeshan

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The study of village sign languages is at the forefront of new approaches to developing a typology of languages. Indeed, recent research has shown that the study of village sign disconfirms some of ... More


Language in Education: Context and Complexity

Jacqueline Mowbray

in Linguistic Justice: International Law and Language Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646616
eISBN:
9780191745485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646616.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Drawing on literature from a variety of disciplines, and informed by the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu, this chapter identifies a range of injustices associated with using some languages, ... More


Some Observations on Research Methodology in Lexicostatistical Studies of Sign Languages

James Woodward

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter gives an overview of how historical linguists classify languages into families. While the comparative method and internal reconstruction are preferable when abundant data are available, ... More


Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Over the few past centuries, and the last 65 years in particular, there has been a remarkable reduction in global linguistic diversity, as people abandon minority language varieties and switch to ... More


Languages of the Amazon: a bird's-eye view

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

We define the limits of Amazonia, and focus on a potted history of peopling of Amazonia and the issue of how many original inhabitants there were before the disastrous effects of the European ... More


An Extinction of (Ideas about) Species

K. David Harrison

in When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181920
eISBN:
9780199870622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181920.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins by discussing that most of the endangered languages were never written. It stresses that in order to preserve knowledge or language, one must put them into writing. It then ... More


The Languages of the Amazon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Languages of the Amazon basin are among the most fascinating in the world. This is where one finds unusual sounds, unexpected ways of classifying nouns, elaborate positional verbs, to name just a few ... More


Africa’s Endangered Languages: An Overview

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides an overview of language endangerment in sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting previous efforts to document the continent’s endangered languages and ascertain their threat levels, the ... More


Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Relatively little is known about Africa’s endangered languages. In an era when we are racing against time to study and preserve the world’s threatened languages before they go extinct, a ... More


Finale: the treasures of Amazonian languages

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter summarises the main point of the book, focusing on linguistic and biological diversity in Amazonia.


Sámi, Language of the Far North: Encounters with Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The Sámi may be the first, or aboriginal, people of the post-Ice-Age Arctic Alpine region—northernmost Fennoscandia and northwestern Russia. No clear evidence exists that proves they were the first ... More


Broader horizons: Beyond lexical semantics

Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka

in Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668434
eISBN:
9780191748691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668434.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This chapter begins by emphasising the importance of words and meanings in people’s lives, drawing on literature; in particular, on the literature of bilingual experience. It then looks outwards from ... More


Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654871
eISBN:
9780191745560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new data and a formal analysis of the inflectional system and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of Northern Australia. It sets forth arguments for recognizing ... More


The Nata Documentation Project: An Overview

Joash J. Gambarage, Andrei Anghelescu, Strang Burton, Joel Dunham, Erin Guntly, Hermann Keupdjio, Zoe Wai-Man Lam, Adriana Osa-Gomez, Douglas Pulleyblank, Dayanqi Si, Yoshiko Yoshino, and Rose-Marie Déchaine

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces the research context of three chapters in this volume (Anghelescu et al., Déchaine et al., Gambarage & Pulleyblank), all of which discuss an aspect of the grammar of Nata ... More


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