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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


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


Introduction

Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

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/9780197265765.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This introductory chapter gives some background on the loss of linguistic diversity worldwide and the increased interest in this field since the late twentieth century: in academia, among the ... More


Must We Save the Language? Children’s Discourse on Language and Community in Provençal and Scottish Language Revitalization Movements*

James Costa Wilson

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/9780197265765.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter proposes a critical analysis of the types of discourse articulated by children involved in language revitalization programmes in two Western European contexts: Provence (south-eastern ... More


Local Language Ideologies and Language Revitalization among the Sumu-Mayangna Indians of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast Region

Jane Freeland, Eloy Frank Gómez, Gloria Fenly, and Stringham Montero Cisneros

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/9780197265765.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Through contrastive case studies, this chapter shows how language ideologies can vary not only between but within ethnic groups. It discusses implications for current models of language shift and ... More


Going, Going, Gone? The Ideologies and Politics of Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Endangerment and Revitalization*

Peter K. Austin

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/9780197265765.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The history of indigenous Aboriginal languages in eastern Australia for the 200 years following first European settlement in 1788 has been one of loss and extinction. By 1988 it appears that none of ... More


Language and Ethnic Minority Rights

Lionel Wee

in Language without Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199737437
eISBN:
9780199827107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737437.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter traces three identifiably distinct groups or movements associated with the concept of language rights and reviews the differences and similarities between these groups. Despite their ... More


Busy Intersections: A Framework for Revitalization

G. Tucker Childs

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/9780190256340.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reports on the applicability of a pedagogical model for use in West Africa that is drawn from adult literacy practices in the United States. It proposes bridging the gaps between ... More


Romani in Britain: The Afterlife of a Language

Yaron Matras

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639045
eISBN:
9780748671526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639045.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Romani is one of Britain's oldest and most established minority languages. Brought to the country by Romani immigrants from continental Europe in the sixteenth century or even earlier, it was spoken ... 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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