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Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Margaret Florey (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores challenges to linguistic vitality confronting many minority languages in the highly diverse and geographically far-flung Austronesian language family. The contributions bring ... More


Language Documentation in the West Austronesian World and Vanuatu: An Overview

Alexander K. Adelaar

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/9780199544547.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces the Austronesian languages, with emphasis on the languages of Western Austronesia and Vanuatu which are the focus of this book. It gives an overview of the Austronesian ... More


Waima'a: Challenges for Language Documentation and Maintenance in East Timor

John Hajek and John Bowden

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/9780199544547.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

East Timor is the world's newest nation. The process of nation building has largely focused on the two official languages, Tetum and Portuguese. The preservation and promotion of the twenty minority ... 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


Anxious Respect for Linguistic Data: The Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) and the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD)

Nick Thieberger

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/9780199544547.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents several initiatives aimed at supporting various aspects of language documentation. The locus of these initiatives is the group of people associated with the Pacific and Regional ... More


Finding the Languages We Go Looking For*

Tonya N. Stebbins

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter contends that the disciplinary context of linguistics makes certain information about languages and contiguous matters more readily available to us than others and, relatedly, it makes ... More


Endangered languages, Endangered meanings

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Most of the world’s languages are dying out, and the ways of thinking and knowing embedded in their vocabulary are dying out, too. Linguistics has come to see as one of its central responsibilities ... More


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