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Language death : factual and theoretical explorations with special reference to East Africa

Author: Matthias Brenzinger
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1992.
Series: Contributions to the sociology of language, 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Language death.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1992
(OCoLC)647035835
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Brenzinger
ISBN: 3110134047 9783110134049 9783110870602 3110870606
OCLC Number: 26254960
Notes: "Articles ... based on contributions initially prepared for an international symposium on 'Language death in East Africa, ' held at the Werner-Reimers Foundation in Bad Homburg (Germany) from January 8-12, 1990"--Preface.
Description: viii, 445 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Social contexts of language death / Matthias Brenzinger and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal --
Theory of language death / Hans-Jurgen Sasse --
Codeswitching as a mechanism of deep borrowing, language shift, and language death / Carol Myers-Scotton --
Language decay and contact-induced change: Similarities and differences / Hans-Jurgen Sasse --
East African case studies / Matthias Brenzinger --
The fate of ethnic languages in Tanzania / Herman Batibo --
Language shift in Tanzania / Karsten Legere --
Reduction in Kore reconsidered / Gerrit Dimmendaal --
Dahalo: An endangered language / Mauro Tosco --
Language death and the origin of strata: Two case studies of Swahili dialects / Wilhelm J.G. Mohlig --
Chifundi and Vumba: Partial shift, no death / Derek Nurse and Martin Walsh --
Lexical retention in language shift: Yaaku/Mukogodo-Maasai and Elmolo/Elmolo-Samburu / Matthias Brenzinger --
Dialect death: The case of Terik / Bernd Heine. Language shift among the Suba of Kenya / Franz Rottland and Duncan Okoth Okombo --
175 years of language shift in Gweno / Christoph Winter --
A survey of language death in Africa / Gabriele Sommer --
Names of scholars --
Index of languages (and variants).
Series Title: Contributions to the sociology of language, 64.
Responsibility: edited by Matthias Brenzinger.

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