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Language endangerment and language maintenance

Author: David Bradley; Maya Bradley
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002.
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Language endangerment is a fundamental issue for humanity. This volume comprises a general overview introduction, what happens during language shift, case studies of languages at risk, and strategies  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bradley; Maya Bradley
ISBN: 0700714561 9780700714568
OCLC Number: 50663047
Description: xx, 356 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Language attitudes : the key factor in language maintenance / David Bradley --
ch. 2. Strategies for language maintenance and revival / Stephen A. Wurm --
ch. 3. Traditional multilingualism and language endangerment / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald --
ch. 4. Why one cannot preserve languages (but can preserve language ecologies) / Peter Mühlhäusler --
ch. 5. Irish and Finland Swedish / Anders Ahlqvist --
ch. 6. Working together to strengthen Smʼalgyax (Tsimshian Nation, British Columbia, Canada) / Tonya Stebbins --
ch. 7. Language policy and language maintenance : Yi in China / David Bradley & Maya Bradley --
ch. 8. Tai languages of Assam, a progress report : does anything remain of the Tai Ahom language? / Stephen Morey --
ch. 9. The impact of Malay on Taba : a type of incipient language death or incipient death of a language type? / John Bowden --
ch. 10. Language obsolescence : progress or decay? : the emergence of new grammatical categories in 'language death' / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald --
ch. 11. Reclaiming languages in aboriginal Victoria / Barry Blake --
ch. 12. A language plan for Norfolk Island / Peter Mühlhäusler --
ch. 13. Language maintenance and survival in East Timor : all change now? : winners and losers / John Hajek --
ch. 14. Steel tyres or rubber tyres, maintenance or loss : Pennsylvania German in the "horse and buggy" communities of Ontario / Kate Burridge --
ch. 15. Language maintenance at the micro level : Hmong ex-refugee communities / Christina Eira --
ch. 16. Community initiatives towards language renewal among Moluccan migrants in the Netherlands / Margaret Florey --
ch. 17. Concealment, maintenance and renaissance : language and ethnicity in the Moluccan community in the Netherlands / Aone van Engelenhoven --
ch. 18. Extinction in whose terms? Which parts of a language constitute a target for language maintenance programmes? / Nicholas Thieberger --
ch. 19. Dictionaries and endangered languages / Miriam Corris [and others] --
ch. 20. Conclusion : resources for language maintenance / David Bradley & Maya Bradley.
Responsibility: edited by David Bradley and Maya Bradley.

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"[I]t is a fascinating compilation of the kind of issues which arise in small and threatened language communities, particularly in the South-east Asia and the Pacific.."-"OGMIOS, Bradely, David and Read more...

 
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