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The vanishing languages of the Pacific rim

Author: Osahito Miyaoka; Osamu Sakiyama; Michael E Krauss
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, the editors present a survey of the languages of the Pacific rim, a vast region containing the greatest typological and genetic diversity in the world. The analyses range from the regional to the local and focus on languages in a wide variety of social and ecological settings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vanishing languages of the Pacific rim.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006026788
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Osahito Miyaoka; Osamu Sakiyama; Michael E Krauss
ISBN: 0191532894 9780191532894 9780199266623 019926662X 9781429487108 1429487100 9786611145507 6611145508
OCLC Number: 252684427
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 530 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: Mass language extinction and documentation : the race against time / Michael E. Krauss --
Documenting and/or preserving endangered languages / Bernard Comrie --
Linguistic fieldwork among speakers of endangered languages / Colette Grinevald --
Language policy and language rights / David Bradley --
Using written records to revitalize North American languages / Toshihide Nakayama --
Indigenous voices and the linguistics of language revitalization / Marcellino Berardo and Akira Y. Yamamoto --
Pidgins and Creoles in the Pacific / Sabine Ehrhart and Peter Mühlhäusler --
Linguistic diversity in decline : a functional view / Osahito Miyaoka --
Languages of Middle America / Yoshiho Yasugi --
Languages of the Pacific Coast of South America / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald --
Fuegian languages / Oscar E. Aguilera --
Indigenous languages of Australia / Michael Walsh --
Languages of New Guinea / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Tonya N. Stebbins --
Languages of the Pacific region : Malayo-Polynesian / Osamu Sakiyama --
Indigenous languages of Formosa / Naomi Tsukida and Shigeru Tsuchida --
Languages of mainland South-East Asia / David Bradley --
Minority languages of China / Dory Poa and Randy J. LaPolla --
Japanese dialects and Ryukyuan / Shinji Sanada and Yukio Uemura --
Nivkh and Ainu / Hiroshi Nakagawa and Osami Okuda --
Siberia : Tungusic and Palaeosiberian / Toshiro Tsumagari, Megumi Kurebito, and Fubito Endo --
Native languages of Alaska / Michael E. Krauss --
Languages of the Northwest coast / Honoré Watanabe and Fumiko Sasama --
Languages of California / Leanne Hinton --
Languages of the South-West United States / Kumiko Ichihashi-Nakayama, Yukihiro Yumitani, and Akira Y. Yamamoto.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Osahito Miyaoka, Osamu Sakiyama and Michael E. Krauss.
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