Language Endangerment and Language Maintenance: An Active Approach

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Language endangerment is a fundamental issue for humanity. What rights do minority communities have concerning their languages? How does each language conceptualize the world differently? How much knowledge about the world and a local ecosystem is lost when a language disappears? What is the process involved and how can insights about this process contribute to linguistic theory? What typological insights will be lost if undescribed languages disappear before their unique structural properties are known? How can ...
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Overview

Language endangerment is a fundamental issue for humanity. What rights do minority communities have concerning their languages? How does each language conceptualize the world differently? How much knowledge about the world and a local ecosystem is lost when a language disappears? What is the process involved and how can insights about this process contribute to linguistic theory? What typological insights will be lost if undescribed languages disappear before their unique structural properties are known? How can language shift be stopped or reversed?
This volume comprises:
* a general overview introduction
* four theoretical chapters on what happens during language shift
* ten case studies of autochthonous languages under threat
* four case studies of migrant languages at risk
* three concluding chapters discussing strategies and resources for language maintenance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700714568
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/2/2002
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bradley is Reader in Linguistics at La Trobe University. He has long been working in various minority communities in China and Southeast Asia, and has published a range of descriptive, historical and other studies. Maya Bradley is a Researcher in Lingusitics at La Trobe University. She has published a variety of studies on first and second language Hebrew, English and on minority language of China.

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Table of Contents

Table of Figures, Maps and Tables
Introduction
Ch. 1 Language Attitudes: the key factor in language maintenance 1
Ch. 2 Strategies for Language Maintenance and Revival 11
Ch. 3 Traditional Multilingualism and Language Endangerment 24
Ch. 4 Why One Cannot Preserve Languages (but can preserve language ecologies) 34
Ch. 5 Irish and Finland Swedish 40
Ch. 6 Working Together to Strengthen Sm'algyax (Tsimshian Nation, British Columbia, Canada) 59
Ch. 7 Language Policy and Language Maintenance: Yi in China 77
Ch. 8 Tai Languages of Assam, a progress report - Does anything remain of the Tai Ahom language? 98
Ch. 9 The Impact of Malay on Taba: a type of incipient language death or incipient death of a language type? 114
Ch. 10 Language Obsolescence: Progress or Decay? The emergence of new grammatical categories in 'language death' 144
Ch. 11 Reclaiming Languages in Aboriginal Victoria 156
Ch. 12 A Language Plan for Norfolk Island 167
Ch. 13 Language Maintenance and Survival in East Timor: all change now? Winners and losers 182
Ch. 14 Steel Tyres or Rubber Tyres - Maintenance or Loss: Pennsylvania German in the "horse and buggy" communities of Ontario 203
Ch. 15 Language Maintenance at the Micro Level: Hmong ex-refugee communities 230
Ch. 16 Community Initiatives towards Language Renewal among Moluccan Migrants in the Netherlands 257
Ch. 17 Concealment, Maintenance and Renaissance: language and ethnicity in the Moluccan community in the Netherlands 272
Ch. 18 Extinction in Whose Terms? Which parts of a language constitute a target for language maintenance programmes? 310
Ch. 19 Dictionaries and Endangered Languages 329
Ch. 20 Conclusion: Resources for Language Maintenance 348
Contributors 354
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