The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics)

The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 10/1/2015
EAN 9781107552449, ISBN10: 1107552443

Paperback, 580 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 3 cm
Language: English

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.

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 Máiréad Moriarty
23. Planning a language documentation project Claire Bowern.