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Discourses of endangerment : ideology and interest in the defence of languages

Author: Alexandre Duchêne; Monica Heller
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2008.
Series: Advances in sociolinguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the various dangers that threaten our use of language in society. Using case studies that cover a range of languages, this title is useful reading for students interested in sociolinguistics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Discourses of endangerment.
London : Continuum, 2008
(OCoLC)679300160
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Duchêne; Monica Heller
ISBN: 9781847063229 1847063225 0826487459 9780826487452
OCLC Number: 212431911
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: x, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface, Sally Johnson (University of Leeds, UK); 1. Endangered discourses, Alexandre Duchene (Universitat Basel, Switzerland) and Monica Heller (University of Toronto, Canada); 2. Defending diversity, Shaylih Muehlmann (University of Toronto, Canada); 3. Indigenous language survival in Canada, Donna Patrick (Carleton University, Canada); 4. Who wants to save the Patois d'Evolene?, Marinette Matthey (University de Neuchatel, Switzerland) and Raphael Maitre (University de Neuchatel, Switzerland); 5. Linguistics, civil society and discourses of endangerment, Alexandra Jaffe (California State University, USA); 6. Discourses on language in the Ukraine, Patrick Seriot (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland); 7. Language ideological debates in Sweden, Tommasso Milani (Stockholm University, Denmark); 8. Language endangerment, war and peace in Northern Ireland, Tony Crowley (Manchester University, UK); 9. The future of Catalan, Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain); 10. Competing discourses of language preservation along the Baie Sainte-Marie, Annette Boudreau and Lise Dubois (Universite de Moncton, Canada); 11. France and the preservation of French, Claudine Moise (Universite d'Avingnon et de Pays Vaucluse, France); 12. Defending English in an English-dominant world, Ron Schmidt (California State University, USA); 13. Language endangerment and verbal hygiene, Deborah Cameron (Oxford University, UK).
Series Title: Advances in sociolinguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller.

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