Sustaining Linguistic Diversity / Edition 2

Sustaining Linguistic Diversity / Edition 2

by Kendall A. King, Jia Jackie Lou
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589011929

ISBN-13: 9781589011922

Pub. Date: 03/06/2008

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance, and revitalization. Sustaining Linguistic Diversity brings together cutting-edge

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In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance, and revitalization. Sustaining Linguistic Diversity brings together cutting-edge theoretical and empirical work from leading researchers and practitioners in the field. Together, these contributions provide a state-of-the-art overview of current work in defining, documenting, and developing the world's smaller languages and language varieties.

The book begins by grappling with how we define endangerment -- how languages and language varieties are best classified, what the implications of such classifications are, and who should have the final say in making them. The contributors then turn to the documentation and description of endangered languages and focus on best practices, methods and goals in documentation, and on current field reports from around the globe. The latter part of the book analyzes current practices in developing endangered languages and dialects and particular language revitalization efforts and outcomes in specific locations. Concluding with critical calls from leading researchers in the field to consider the human lives at stake, Sustaining Linguistic Diversity reminds scholars, researchers, practitioners, and educators that linguistic diversity can only be sustained in a world where diversity in all its forms is valued.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011922
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
03/06/2008
Series:
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction Kendall A. King, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Lyn Fogle, Jia Jackie Lou, and Barbara Soukup

PART I: DEFINING

1. Linguistic Diversity, Sustainability, and the Future of the PastSuzanne Romaine

2. When is an "Extinct Language" Not Extinct? Miami, a Formerly Sleeping LanguageWesley Y. Leonard

3. Evaluating Endangerment: Proposed Metadata and ImplementationM. Paul Lewis

PART II: DOCUMENTING

4. Endangered Language Varieties: Vernacular Speech and Linguistic Standardization in Brazilian PortugueseGregory R. Guy and Ana M.S. Zilles

5. The Linguistic Negotiation of Complex Racialized Identities by Black Appalachian SpeakersChristine Mallinson

6. Working at "9 to 5" Gaelic: Speakers, Context, and Ideologies of an Emerging Minority Language RegisterEmily McEwan-Fujita

7. Voice and Biliteracy in Indigenous Language Revitalization: Contentious Educational Practices in Quechua, Guarani, and Maori ContextsNancy H. Hornberger

PART III: DEVELOPING

8. Endangering Language Vitality through Institutional Development: Ideology, Authority, and Official Standard Irish in the GaeltachtTadhg Ó hIfearnáin

9. Scandinavian Minority Language Policies in Transition: The Impact of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Norway and SwedenLeena Huss

10. Language Development in Eritrea: The Case of BlinPaul D. Fallon

11. Indigenous Language Policies in Social Practice: The Case of NavajoTeresa L. McCarty, Mary Eunice Romero-Little, and Ofelia Zepeda

12. Heritage Language Education in the United States: A Need to Reconceptualize and RestructureJoy Kreeft Peyton, Maria Carreira, Shuhan Wang, and Terrence G. Wiley

13. Language Diversity and the Public InterestWalt Wolfram

AFTERWORD

14. At What Cost? Methods of Language Revival and Protection: Examples from HebrewElana Shohamy

15. Unendangered Dialects, Endangered PeopleWilliam Labov

Index

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