Applied Linguists Needed: Cross-disciplinary Networking in Endangered Language Contexts

Applied Linguists Needed: Cross-disciplinary Networking in Endangered Language Contexts

By: Lida Cope (editor)Hardback

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It is a fact that the world's languages are dying at an alarming rate. This comprehensive volume aspires to raise awareness among applied linguists and language practitioners about the needs and concerns of endangered language communities. It suggests that the way forward lies in building language revitalization teams reflecting the levels of expertise that the fields of formal linguistics and applied linguistics have to offer - in how well researchers and practitioners exploit a tremendous networking potential across disciplines to address the needs of revitalization, stabilization, or maintenance in these communities. A wide range of expert contributors addresses the following themes: (1) how varied language teaching contexts dictate what applied linguists bring to the table; (2) how training in applied linguists can empower members of the speaking community; (3) why we should critically examine the issues and terminology used to describe endangered language contexts; and (4) how linguistic skills can be adapted and integrated, conceptually and pedagogically, into non-traditional teaching contexts. The strength of this collection lies in bringing together expert applied and field linguists whose work represents extensive field experiences, theoretical expertise, and passionate resolve to act. This book was originally published as a special issue of Language and Education.

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Lida Cope is an associate professor of applied linguistics in the Department of English at East Carolina University, USA. Her research focuses on the language, culture, and identity of ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas.


1. Introduction Lida Cope and Susan Penfield 2. Language Hotspots: What (applied) linguistics and education should do about language endangerment in the 21st century Gregory D. S. Anderson 3. From documenting to revitalizing an endangered language: Where do applied linguists fit? Susan D. Penfield and Benjamin V. Tucker 4. Language revitalization and language pedagogy: New teaching and learning strategies Leanne Hinton 5. Applied linguistics: Delivering linguistic training to speakers of endangered languages Sally Rice 6. Some ways to endangered an endangered language project Lindsay Whaley 7. Resiliance linguistics, orthography, and the Gong David Bradley 8. From ethnocultural pride to promoting the Texas Czech vernacular: Current maintenance efforts and unexplored possibilities Lida Cope 9. Epilogue Lida Cope and Susan D. Penfield

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415695435
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780415695435
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0415695430

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