New PDF release: Saving Languages: An Introduction to Language Revitalization

By Lenore A. Grenoble,Lindsay J. Whaley

Language endangerment has been the point of interest of a lot awareness and accordingly, a variety of individuals are operating to revitalize and retain neighborhood languages. This publication serves as a normal reference advisor to language revitalization, written not just for linguists and anthropologists, but in addition for language activists and neighborhood contributors who think they need to make sure the destiny use in their languages, regardless of their anticipated loss. Drawing widely on case reviews, it units out the mandatory historical past and highlights principal concerns reminiscent of literacy, coverage judgements, and allocation of assets. Its fundamental objective is to supply the basic instruments for a profitable language revitalization application, equivalent to atmosphere and reaching life like ambitions, and watching for and resolving universal hindrances. truly written and informative, Saving Languages could be a useful source for all these attracted to the destiny of small language groups round the globe.

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