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Language documentation and endangerment in Africa

Author: James Essegbey; Brent Henderson, (Linguist); Fiona Mc Laughlin
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
Series: Culture and language use, v. 17.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Language documentation and endangerment in Africa.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
(DLC) 2015029246
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Essegbey; Brent Henderson, (Linguist); Fiona Mc Laughlin
ISBN: 9789027244529 9027244529 9027268150 9789027268150
OCLC Number: 910088341
Description: vi, 316 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction (by Essegbey, James); 2. Language endangerment and documentation; 3. Unintended consequences of methodological and practical responses to language endangerment in Africa (by Ameka, Felix K.); 4. Different cultures, different attitudes: But how different is "the African situation" really? (by Dimmendaal, Gerrit J.); 5. Ideologies and typologies of language endangerment in Africa (by Lupke, Friederike); 6. The role of colonial languages in language endangerment in Africa (by Connell, Bruce); 7. Can a language endanger itself?: Reshaping repertoires in urban Senegal (by Mc Laughlin, Fiona); 8. "Is this my language?": Developing a writing system for an endangered-language community (by Essegbey, James); 9. Development, language revitalization, and culture: The case of the Mayan languages of Guatemala, and their relevance for African languages (by Rohloff, Peter); 10. Some challenges of language documentation in African multilingual settings (by Ngue um, Emmanuel); 11. How to document particular domains or use documentary data to address specific issues; 12. Folk definitions in linguistic fieldwork (by Dingemanse, Mark); 13. Out of context: Documenting languages in immigrant and refugee communities (by Henderson, Brent); 14. Archaeological inspiration and historical inference: Directions for Edoid linguistic studies (by Schaefer, Ronald P.); 15. Describing endangered languages: Experiences from a PhD grammar project in Africa (by Seidel, Frank); 16. Index; 17. Language index
Series Title: Culture and language use, v. 17.
Responsibility: edited by James Essegbey, Brent Henderson, Fiona McLaughlin, University of Florida Gainesville.

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