Responses to Language Endangerment: In honor of Mickey Noonan. New directions in language documentation and language revitalization (Studies in Langua

Responses to Language Endangerment: In honor of Mickey Noonan. New directions in language documentation and language revitalization (Studies in Langua

By: Kathleen Wheatley (editor), Gabriel Rei Doval (editor), Bernard C. Perley (editor), Elena Mihas (editor)Hardback

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This volume further complicates and advances the contemporary perspective on language endangerment by examining the outcomes of the most commonly cited responses to language endangerment, i.e. language documentation, language revitalization, and training. The present collection takes stock of many complex and pressing issues, such as the assessment of the degree of language endangerment, the contribution of linguistic scholarship to language revitalization programs, the creation of successful language reclamation programs, the emergence of languages that arise as a result of revitalization efforts after interrupted transmission, the ethics of fieldwork, and the training of field linguists and language educators. The volume's case studies provide detailed personal accounts of fieldworkers and language activists who are grappling with issues of language documentation and revitalization in the concrete physical and socio-cultural settings of native speaker communities in different regions of the world.


1. Dedication; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. Introduction; 4. Part I. Language Endangerment: Challenges and Responses; 5. The world's languages in crisis: A 20-year update (by Simons, Gary F.); 6. What can revitalization work teach us about documentation? (by Mithun, Marianne); 7. Unanswered questions in language documentation and revitalization: New directions for research and action (by Grenoble, Lenore A.); 8. Training as empowering social action: An ethical response to language endangerment (by Genetti, Carol); 9. How to avoid pitfalls in documenting endangered languages (by Thomason, Sarah G.); 10. Part II. Case Studies in Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages and Languages in Contact; 11. Converb and aspect-marking polysemy in Nar (by Hildebrandt, Kristine A.); 12. Grammatical relations in Mixe and Chimariko: Differences and similarities (by Jany, Carmen); 13. Having a shinshii/shiishii 'master' around makes you speak Japanese!: Inadvertent contextualization in gathering Ikema data (by Nakayama, Toshihide); 14. Internal and external calls to immigrant language promotion: Evaluating the research approach in two cases of community-engaged linguistic research in Eastern North Carolina (by Vinas-de-Puig, Ricard); 15. Code-switching in an Erzya-Russian bilingual variety: An "endangered" transitory phase in a contact situation (by Janurik, Boglarka); 16. Colonialism, nationalism and language vitality in Azerbaijan (by Clifton, John M.); 17. Revitalizing languages through place-based language curriculum: Identity through learning (by Jansen, Joana); 18. Remembering ancestral voices: Emergent vitalities and the future of Indigenous languages (by Perley, Bernard); 19. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027206091
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 273
  • ID: 9789027206091
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 9027206090

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