The Cambridge handbook of endangered languages / [edited by] Peter K. Austin, Julia Sallabank.

Additional authors: Austin, Peter. | Sallabank, Julia.
Series: Cambridge handbooks in linguistics Published by : Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge ; | New York :) Physical details: xii, 567 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. ISBN:9780521882156 (hardback). Year: 2011
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank; Part I. Endangered Languages: 2. Language ecology and endangerment Lenore Grenoble; 3. Speakers and communities Colette Grinevald and Michel Bert; 4. Survey of endangered language situations around the world David Bradley; 5. Language contact and change in endangered languages Carmel O'Shannessy; 6. Structural aspects of language endangerment Naomi Palosaari and Lyle Campbell; 7. Language and culture Lev Michael; 8. Language and society Bernard Spolsky; Part II. Language Documentation: 9. Language documentation Tony Woodbury; 10. Speakers and language documentation Lise Dobrin and Josh Berson; 11. Data and language documentation Jeff Good; 12. Archiving and language documentation Lisa Conathan; 13. Digital archiving David Nathan; Part III. Responses: 14. Language policy for endangered languages Julia Sallabank; 15. Revitalisation of endangered languages Leanne Hinton; 16. Orthography development Friederike Lüpke; 17. Lexicography in endangered language communities Ulrike Mosel; 18. Language curriculum design and evaluation for endangered languages Serafin Coronel-Molina and Teresa McCarty; 19. The role of information technology in supporting minority and endangered languages Gary Holton; Part IV. Challenges: 20. Endangered languages and economic development Wayne Harbert; 21. Researcher training and capacity development in language documentation Anthony Jukes; 22. New roles for endangered languages Máire;ad Moriarty; 23. Planning a language documentation project Claire Bowern.

"It is generally agreed that about 7,000 languages are spoken across the world today and at least half may no longer be spoken by the end of this century. This state-of-the-art Handbook examines the reasons behind this dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages. The volume is relevant not only to researchers in language endangerment, language shift and language death, but to anyone interested in the languages and cultures of the world. It is accessible both to specialists and non-specialists: researchers will find cutting-edge contributions from acknowledged experts in their fields, while students, activists and other interested readers will find a wealth of readable yet thorough and up-to-date information"--

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