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The issue of language loss is currently the focus of much linguistic research. This edited volume brings together work by theoretical linguists, field linguists and nonlinguist members of minority communities to provide an integrated view of how language is lost, from sociological and economic as well as from linguistic perspectives. It maps out some of the strategies applied by native communities and professional linguists in the face of language endangerment. Several authors address the understudied issue of what (beyond a linguistic system) is lost when a language becomes obsolescent.

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The issue of language loss is currently the focus of much linguistic research. This edited volume brings together work by theoretical linguists, field linguists, and non-linguist members of minority communities to provide an integrated view of how language is lost, from sociological and economic as well as from linguistic perspectives. It maps out some of the strategies applied by native communities and professional linguists in the face of language endangerment.

Synopsis:

Provides an overview of the issues surrounding language loss.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and (p. 329-347) indexes.

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations and symbols; Part I. General Issues: 1. Western language ideologies and small-language prospects Nancy C. Dorian; 2. Toward a typology of language endangerment Lenore A. Grenoble and Lindsay J. Whaley; Part II. Language-Community Responses: 3. Technical, emotional, and ideological issues in reversing language shift: examples from Southeast Alaska Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer; 4. Mayan efforts toward language preservation Nora C. England; 5. A chronology of Mohawk language instruction at Kahnaw...:ke Kaia'titahkhe Annette Jacobs; 6. Language endangerment in South America: a programmatic approach Colette Grinevald; Part III. What is Lost: Language Diversity: 7. The significance of diversity in language endangerment and preservation Marianne Mithun; 8. On endangered languages and the importance of linguistic diversity Ken Hale; 9. Living words and cartoon translations: longhouse 'texts' and the limitations of English Christopher Jocks; 10. Documenting rhetorical, aesthetic, and expressive loss in language shift Anthony C. Woodbury; Part IV. Mechanisms of Language Loss: 11. Impact of language variation and accommodation theory on language maintenance: an analysis of Shaba Swahili André Kapanga; 12. A way to dusty death: the Matrix language turnover hypothesis Carol Myers-Scotton; 13. Copper Island Aleut: a case of language 'resurrection' Nikolai Vakhtin; Appendix; References; Index of languages; Index of names; General index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521597128
Editor:
Grenoble, Lenore A.
Editor:
Whaley, Lindsay J.
Editor:
Grenoble, Lenore A.
Editor:
Lenore a., Grenoble
Editor:
Whaley, Lindsay J.
Author:
Whaley, Lindsay J.
Author:
Grenoble, Lenore A.
Author:
Lenore, A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Language maintenance
Subject:
Linguistic minorities
Subject:
Linguistic change
Subject:
Language attrition.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 tables
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.95x6.00x.81 in. 1.10 lbs.

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