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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

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  • Editors:
  • Peter K. Austin, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Julia Sallabank, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Peter K. Austin, Julia Sallabank, Lenore Grenoble, Colette Grinevald, Michel Bert, David Bradley, Carmel O'Shannessy, Naomi Palosaari, Lyle Campbell, Lev Michael, Bernard Spolsky, Tony Woodbury, Lise Dobrin, Josh Berson, Jeff Good, Lisa Conathan, David Nathan, Leanne Hinton, Friederike Lüpke, Ulrike Mosel, Serafin Coronel-Molina, Teresa McCarty, Gary Holton, Wayne Harbert, Anthony Jukes, Máiréad Moriarty, Claire Bowern
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521882156

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  • It is generally agreed that about 7,000 languages are spoken across the world today and at least half may no longer be spoken by the end of this century. This state-of-the-art Handbook examines the reasons behind this dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages. The volume is relevant not only to researchers in language endangerment, language shift and language death, but to anyone interested in the languages and cultures of the world. It is accessible both to specialists and non-specialists: researchers will find cutting-edge contributions from acknowledged experts in their fields, while students, activists and other interested readers will find a wealth of readable yet thorough and up-to-date information.

    • The first single, comprehensive handbook available on this topic, which combines the essentials of both language endangerment and language documentation
    • Includes hands-on chapters on capacity development, researcher training, new roles for endangered languages, orthography development, dictionary making and advocacy and support for endangered languages
    • All contributions are by acknowledged experts in the field
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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521882156
    • length: 580 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 184 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.29kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank
    Part I. Endangered Languages:
    2. Language ecology and endangerment Lenore Grenoble
    3. Speakers and communities Colette Grinevald and Michel Bert
    4. Survey of endangered language situations around the world David Bradley
    5. Language contact and change in endangered languages Carmel O'Shannessy
    6. Structural aspects of language endangerment Naomi Palosaari and Lyle Campbell
    7. Language and culture Lev Michael
    8. Language and society Bernard Spolsky
    Part II. Language Documentation:
    9. Language documentation Tony Woodbury
    10. Speakers and language documentation Lise Dobrin and Josh Berson
    11. Data and language documentation Jeff Good
    12. Archiving and language documentation Lisa Conathan
    13. Digital archiving David Nathan
    Part III. Responses:
    14. Language policy for endangered languages Julia Sallabank
    15. Revitalisation of endangered languages Leanne Hinton
    16. Orthography development Friederike Lüpke
    17. Lexicography in endangered language communities Ulrike Mosel
    18. Language curriculum design and evaluation for endangered languages Serafin Coronel-Molina and Teresa McCarty
    19. The role of information technology in supporting minority and endangered languages Gary Holton
    Part IV. Challenges:
    20. Endangered languages and economic development Wayne Harbert
    21. Researcher training and capacity development in language documentation Anthony Jukes
    22. New roles for endangered languages Máiréad Moriarty
    23. Planning a language documentation project Claire Bowern.

  • Editors

    Peter K. Austin, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Peter K. Austin is Märit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics and Director of the Endangered Languages Academic Programme at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

    Julia Sallabank, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Julia Sallabank is Lecturer in Language Support and Revitalisation in the Endangered Languages Academic Programme at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

    Contributors

    Peter K. Austin, Julia Sallabank, Lenore Grenoble, Colette Grinevald, Michel Bert, David Bradley, Carmel O'Shannessy, Naomi Palosaari, Lyle Campbell, Lev Michael, Bernard Spolsky, Tony Woodbury, Lise Dobrin, Josh Berson, Jeff Good, Lisa Conathan, David Nathan, Leanne Hinton, Friederike Lüpke, Ulrike Mosel, Serafin Coronel-Molina, Teresa McCarty, Gary Holton, Wayne Harbert, Anthony Jukes, Máiréad Moriarty, Claire Bowern

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