The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages Book

The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages


  • Author : Kenneth L. Rehg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190877040

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The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages Excerpt :

The endangered languages crisis is widely acknowledged among scholars who deal with languages and indigenous peoples as one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, posing moral, practical, and scientific issues of enormous proportions. Simply put, no area of the world is immune from language endangerment. The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, in 39 chapters, provides a comprehensive overview of the efforts that are being undertaken to deal with this crisis. A comprehensive reference reflecting the breadth of the field, the Handbook presents in detail both the range of thinking about language endangerment and the variety of responses to it, and broadens understanding of language endangerment, language documentation, and language revitalization, encouraging further research. The Handbook is organized into five parts. Part 1, Endangered Languages, addresses the fundamental issues that are essential to understanding the nature of the endangered languages crisis. Part 2, Language Documentation, provides an overview of the issues and activities of concern to linguists and others in their efforts to record and document endangered languages. Part 3, Language Revitalization, includes approaches, practices, and strategies for revitalizing endangered and sleeping ("dormant") languages. Part 4, Endangered Languages and Biocultural Diversity, extends the discussion of language endangerment beyond its conventional boundaries to consider the interrelationship of language, culture, and environment, and the common forces that now threaten the sustainability of their diversity. Part 5, Looking to the Future, addresses a variety of topics that are certain to be of consequence in future efforts to document and revitalize endangered languages.

Cataloguing the World s Endangered Languages Book

Cataloguing the World s Endangered Languages


  • Author : Lyle Campbell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317413899

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Cataloguing the World s Endangered Languages Excerpt :

Cataloguing the World’s Endangered Languages brings together the results of the extensive and influential Catalogue of Endangered Languages (ELCat) project. Based on the findings from the most extensive endangered languages research project, this is the most comprehensive source of accurate information on endangered languages. The book presents the academic and scientific findings that underpin the online Catalogue, located at www.endangeredlanguages.com, making it an essential companion to the website for academics and researchers working in this area. While the online Catalogue displays much data from the ELCat project, this volume develops and emphasizes aspects of the research behind the data and includes topics of great interest in the field, not previously covered in a single volume. Cataloguing the World’s Endangered Languages is an important volume of particular interest to academics and researchers working with endangered languages.

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork Book

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork


  • Author : Nicholas Thieberger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199571888

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The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork Excerpt :

This book offers a state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and disciplines such as astronomy, anthropology, biology, musicology, and ethnography. The handbook is an indispensible source, guide, and reference for everyone involved in linguistic and cultural fieldwork.

The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages Book

The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages


  • Author : Kenneth L. Rehg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190610036

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The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages Excerpt :

The endangered languages crisis is widely acknowledged among scholars who deal with languages and indigenous peoples as one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, posing moral, practical, and scientific issues of enormous proportions. Simply put, no area of the world is immune from language endangerment. The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, in 39 chapters, provides a comprehensive overview of the efforts that are being undertaken to deal with this crisis. A comprehensive reference reflecting the breadth of the field, the Handbook presents in detail both the range of thinking about language endangerment and the variety of responses to it, and broadens understanding of language endangerment, language documentation, and language revitalization, encouraging further research. The Handbook is organized into five parts. Part 1, Endangered Languages, addresses the fundamental issues that are essential to understanding the nature of the endangered languages crisis. Part 2, Language Documentation, provides an overview of the issues and activities of concern to linguists and others in their efforts to record and document endangered languages. Part 3, Language Revitalization, includes approaches, practices, and strategies for revitalizing endangered and sleeping ("dormant") languages. Part 4, Endangered Languages and Biocultural Diversity, extends the discussion of language endangerment beyond its conventional boundaries to consider the interrelationship of language, culture, and environment, and the common forces that now threaten the sustainability of their diversity. Part 5, Looking to the Future, addresses a variety of topics that are certain to be of consequence in future efforts to document and revitalize endangered languages.

The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact Book

The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact


  • Author : Anthony P. Grant
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 757
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199945092

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The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact Excerpt :

In thirty-three chapters, The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact examines the various forms of contact-induced linguistic change and the levels of language which have provided instances of these influences. In addition, it provides accounts of how language contact has affected some twenty languages, spoken and signed, from all parts of the world.

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society Book

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society


  • Author : Ofelia García
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Language and culture
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190212896

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The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society Excerpt :

Contributors explore a range of sociolinguistic topics, including language variation, language ideologies, bi/multilingualism, language policy, linguistic landscapes, and multimodality. Each chapter provides a critical overview of the limitations of modernist positivist perspectives, replacing them with novel, up-to-date ways of theorizing and researching. [Publisher]

Revitalizing Endangered Languages Book

Revitalizing Endangered Languages


  • Author : Justyna Olko
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108485753

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Revitalizing Endangered Languages Excerpt :

Written by leading international scholars and activists, this guidebook provides ideas and strategies to support language revitalization.

The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics Book

The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics


  • Author : William S.-Y. Wang
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 765
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199856336

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The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics Excerpt :

The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. This Handbook contains eight sections: history, languages and dialects, language contact, morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology, socio-cultural aspects and neuro-psychological aspects. It provides not only a diachronic view of how languages evolve, but also a synchronic view of how languages in contact enrich each other by borrowing new words, calquing loan translation and even developing new syntactic structures. It also accompanies traditional linguistic studies of grammar and phonology with empirical evidence from psychology and neurocognitive sciences. In addition to research on the Chinese language and its major dialect groups, this handbook covers studies on sign languages and non-Chinese languages, such as the Austronesian languages spoken in Taiwan.

The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages Book

The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages


  • Author : Peter K. Austin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139500838

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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages Excerpt :

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.

When Languages Die Book
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When Languages Die


  • Author : K. David Harrison
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195372069

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When Languages Die Excerpt :

Includes information on Australia, calendars, creation myths, directions, epics, fish, folksonomy, genetics, grammar, Himalayan mountains, horse, indigenous people, knowledge, literacy, maps, metaphor, months, naming, nomads, oral traditions, Os (middle Chulym), Papua New Guinea, place names, reindeer, rivers, shamans, sign languages, singing, song, species, taxonomy, units of time, time reckoning, Tofa (Tofalar, Karagas), Tuvan, writing systems, Yukaghir, etc.

The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning Book

The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning


  • Author : James W. Tollefson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190877057

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The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning Excerpt :

This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art account of research in language policy and planning (LPP). Through a critical examination of LPP, the Handbook offers new direction for a field in theoretical and methodological turmoil as a result of the socio-economic, institutional, and discursive processes of change taking place under the conditions of Late Modernity. Late Modernity refers to the widespread processes of late capitalism leading to the selective privatization of services (including education), the information revolution associated with rapidly changing statuses and functions of languages, the weakening of the institutions of nation-states (along with the strengthening of non-state actors), and the fragmentation of overlapping and competing identities associated with new complexities of language-identity relations and new forms of multilingual language use. As an academic discipline in the social sciences, LPP is fraught with tensions between these processes of change and the still-powerful ideological framework of modern nationalism. It is an exciting and energizing time for LPP research. This Handbook propels the field forward, offering a dialogue between the two major historical trends in LPP associated with the processes of Modernity and Late Modernity: the focus on continuity behind the institutional policies of the modern nation-state, and the attention to local processes of uncertainty and instability across different settings resulting from processes of change. The Handbook takes great strides toward overcoming the long-standing division between "top-down" and "bottom-up" analysis in LPP research, setting the stage for theoretical and methodological innovation. Part I defines alternative theoretical and conceptual frameworks in LPP, emphasizing developments since the ethnographic turn, including: ethnography in LPP; historical-discursive approaches; ethics, normative theorizing, and transdisciplinary methods; and the renewed focus on socio-economic

The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody Book

The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody


  • Author : Carlos Gussenhoven
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198832232

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The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody Excerpt :

This handbook presents detailed accounts of current research in all aspects of language prosody, written by leading experts from different disciplines. The volume's comprehensive coverage and multidisciplinary approach will make it an invaluable resource for all researchers, students, and practitioners interested in prosody.

The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics Book

The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics


  • Author : Robert Bayley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 884
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190233747

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The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics Excerpt :

"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2015"--Title page verso.

Revivalistics Book

Revivalistics


  • Author : Ghilad Zuckermann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199812776

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"This seminal book introduces revivalistics, a new trans-disciplinary field of enquiry surrounding language reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration. The book is divided into two main parts that represent Zuckermann's fascinating and multifaceted journey into language revival, from the 'Promised Land' (Israel) to the 'Lucky Country' (Australia) and beyond. Part 1: language revival and cross-fertilization. The aim of this part is to suggest that due to the ubiquitous multiple causation, the reclamation of a no-longer spoken language is unlikely without cross-fertilization from the revivalists' mother tongue(s). Thus, one should expect revival efforts to result in a language with a hybridic genetic and typological character. The book highlights salient morphological, phonological, phonetic, syntactic, semantic and lexical features, illustrating the difficulty in determining a single source for the grammar of 'Israeli', the language resulting from the Hebrew revival. The European impact in these features is apparent inter alia in structure, semantics or productivity. Multiple causation is manifested in the Congruence Principle, according to which the more contributing languages a feature exists in, the more likely it is to persist in the emerging language. Consequently, the reality of linguistic genesis is far more complex than a simple family tree system allows. 'Revived' languages are unlikely to have a single parent. Part 2: language revival and wellbeing. The book then applies practical lessons (rather than clichés) from the critical analysis of the Hebrew reclamation to other revival movements globally, and goes on to describe the why and how of language revival. The how includes practical, nitty-gritty methods for reclaiming 'sleeping beauties' such as the Barngarla Aboriginal language of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, e.g. using what Zuckermann calls talknology (talk technology). The why includes ethical, aesthetic, and utilitarian reasons such as impro

Dying Words Book

Dying Words


  • Author : Nicholas Evans
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-08-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444359619

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Dying Words Excerpt :

The next century will see more than half of the world’s 6,000 languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear without being adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this fascinating book explores what humanity stands to lose as a result. Explores the unique philosophy, knowledge, and cultural assumptions of languages, and their impact on our collective intellectual heritage Questions why such linguistic diversity exists in the first place, and how can we can best respond to the challenge of recording and documenting these fragile oral traditions while they are still with us Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, and draws on a wealth of vivid examples from his own field experience Brings conceptual issues vividly to life by weaving in portraits of individual ‘last speakers’ and anecdotes about linguists and their discoveries