LINGUIST List 11.1633

Wed Jul 26 2000

Books: Ethnolinguistics, Sociolinguistics

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  1. Mike Cahill, Ethnoling: SIL Publication in Socioling, G. Kindell & M. P. Lewis

Message 1: Ethnoling: SIL Publication in Socioling, G. Kindell & M. P. Lewis

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 11:33:49 -0400
From: Mike Cahill <>
Subject: Ethnoling: SIL Publication in Socioling, G. Kindell & M. P. Lewis

 SIL International announces the publication of the third
 volume in its series "SIL Publications in Sociolinguistics"
 with the release of:

 Assessing Ethnolinguistic Vitality: Theory and Practice,
 edited by Gloria E. Kindell and M. Paul Lewis.

 The volume is a collection of selected papers presented at
 SIL's Third International Language Assessment Conference
 held in 1997. These papers, written by leading scholars as
 well as SIL's language survey specialists from around the
 world, reflect various issues related to ethnolinguistic
 vitality and its assessment. The nine papers included in
 the volume represent a variety of interdisciplinary
 approaches coming from the sociology of language, the
 anthropological grid/group model, social network theory,
 motivations for ethnolinguistic vitality maintenance, power
 and solidarity orientations, language ecology, social
 mobilization, and the role of beliefs about language.

 The Table of Contents is as follows:

 Joshua A. Fishman - Reversing Language Shift: RLS Theory
 and Practice Revisited

 Christina Bratt Paulston - Ethnicity, Ethnic Movements, and
 Language Maintenance

 Salikoko S. Mufwene - Language Contact, Evolution, and
 Death: How Ecology Rolls the Dice

 Mark E. Karan - Motivations: Language Vitality Assessments
 Using the Perceived Benefit Model of Language Shift

 M. Paul Lewis - Power and Solidarity as Metrics in Language
 Survey Data Analysis

 Sue Harris Russell - Towards Predicting and Planning for
 Ethnolinguistic Vitality: An Application to the
 Grid/Group Analysis

 Steve Graham - Social Network Analysis: More Toward an
 Application to Sociolinguistic Research and
 Language Development Assessment

 Carolyn P. Miller - Modifying Language Beliefs: A Role for
 Mother-Tongue Advocates?

 Mark E. Karan and Juerg Stalder - Assessing Motivations:
 Techniques for Researching the Motivations behind
 Language Choice.

 Copies of this and other publications of SIL International
 may be obtained from:

 International Academic Bookstore
 SIL International
 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
 Dallas, TX 75236-5699

 Voice: 972-708-7404
 Fax: 972-708-7433

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