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Reversing language shift : theoretical and empirical foundations of assistance to threatened languages

Author: Joshua A Fishman
Publisher: Clevedon : Multilingual Matters, 1991.
Series: Multilingual matters (Series), 76.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book consists of theoretical chapters dealing with the why, what and how of RLS, chapters devoted to 13 separate cases from various parts of the world and concluding chapters that both restate  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fishman, Joshua A.
Reversing language shift.
Clevedon : Multilingual Matters, 1991
(DLC) 91016626
(OCoLC)23869867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua A Fishman
ISBN: 0585126178 9780585126173
OCLC Number: 44964602
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 431 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part 1 Language shift - a preliminary analysis: what this book is about and why it is needed; why try to reverse language shift and is it really possible to do so; "where" and "why" does language shift occur and how can it be reversed?; how threatened is threatened? Part 2 Case studies - a baker's dozen from several continents. Part 3 Safeguarding the future: on RLS-focused language planning and on dialect-standard issues and corpus planning in particular; the intergenerational transmission of "additional" languages for special purpose; limitations on school effectiveness in connection with mother tongue transmission; theoretical recapitulation.
Series Title: Multilingual matters (Series), 76.
Responsibility: Joshua A. Fishman.

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