LINGUIST List 11.2348

Mon Oct 30 2000

FYI: Endangered Lang & Literacy, Syntax of ASL

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Directory

  1. Nicholas Ostler, Endangered Languages and Literacy - FEL IV
  2. Carol Neidle, The Syntax of ASL - 11.2318 Review: Neidle et al

Message 1: Endangered Languages and Literacy - FEL IV

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 22:25:25 +0100
From: Nicholas Ostler <nostlerchibcha.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Endangered Languages and Literacy - FEL IV

The proceedings of the Foundation for Endangered Languages' last conference
in Charlotte, North Carolina, (21-24 September 2000), are now available:

"Endangered Languages and Literacy"
edited by Nicholas Ostler and Blair Rudes
Bath: FEL, 2000
ISBN 0-9538248-2-9


It is an 150-page volume, handsomely produced, with a keynote 
address by Ofelia Zepeda, and the contents look like this:

Endangered Languages and Literacy
	Foundation for Endangered Languages
	Charlotte, North Carolina - 21-24 September 2000
Index of Authors						5
Index of Languages and Families					7

Section 1	Opening the Book				9
Nicholas Ostler, Blair Rudes	Preface: Endangered Languages and 
Literacy.							11
Ofelia Zepeda	Keynote Address: On Native Language Literacy: a 
Personal Perspective.						13

Section 2	Literacy from Within				17
Elena Benedicto	A Community's Solution to Some Literacy Problems:
	the Mayangna of Nicaragua.				19
Francene Patterson	Pathway to an Acceptable Orthography.	25
Gary Sobbing, Audra Vincent	Technology, Literacy and Orality:
	the Case of the Coeur d'Alene Language.			29
R. McKenna Brown	Building a Future for Our Past:
	Contemporary Guatemalan Mayan Literature.		35

Section 3	Choosing an Orthography				41
Neil H. Olsen	The Future of Koho: a Mon-Khmer Language of Vit Nam. 43
Claudia Y. Heinemann-Priest	The Applied Linguist in Indian Country:
	Preservation and Revival of the Catawba language.	47
David L. Morse, Thomas M. Tehan	How Do You Write Lisu?		53
Mark Sebba	Orthography as Literacy: How Manx was 'Reduced to 
Writing'.							63

Section 4	Literacy and Dialect Diversity			71
Tapani Salminen	Four Orthographies for Forest Nenets?		73
Blair A. Rudes	When You Choose, Must You Lose?
	Standard Orthography Versus Dialect Diversity.		74
Anne-Marie Baraby	Developing a Standard Orthography for an Oral Language:
	the Innu (Montagnais) Experiment.			78	
Thomas Field	Literacy Ideologies and the Future of Gascon.	85

Section 5	Promoting Literacy				91
Patricia Shaw	Perspectives on Literacy in Endangered Language 
Revitalization							93
Kristin Denham, Kevin George, Erek Rensink, Jonathan Sarr 
	Incorporating Literary Style Prior to Literacy
	in the Elementary Tribal School.			94	
Kathleen Tacelosky	Literacy Ability and Practice in Peru: an 
Indigenous Account.						99
Carla Paciotto	The Bilingual-Bicultural Literacy Program for the 
Tarahumara of Chihuahua.					103
Jiwas Bawan	The Prospect of Taiwanese Indigenous language 
Instruction in Taiwan:	Looking at a Successful American Indian 
Community School						113
Marit Vamarasi	All Literate and Nothing to Read:
	the Problem of the Lack of Written Literature in Rotuman. 119

Section 6	Cautionary Notes				123
Nicholas Ostler	Gaulish Literacy: a Dying Glimmer.		125
Ivy Doak, Timothy Montler	Orthography, Lexicography, and 
Language Change.						132
Lakhan Gusain	Limitations of Literacy in Bagri.		139
Julia E. Lonergan	Semantic Barriers to Literacy in the Sierra 
Tarahumara.							142

Foundation for Endangered Languages: Manifesto	150

Copies are now available, at 18 pounds UK apiece, or US$30 (including 
surface postage and packing), from the address below. For air-mail 
dispatch, please add 50%.

PAID UP MEMBERS OF THE FOUNDATION ARE ENTITLED TO A DISCOUNT OF 3 
POUNDS UK OFF THE STERLING PRICE, OR US$5 OFF THE DOLLAR PRICE.

THE CURRENT FEL SUBSCRIPTION IS 20 POUNDS (OR US$30) AT THE REGULAR 
RATE, [UNWAGED RATE AT 10 POUNDS (OR US$15)] WHICH ALSO ENTITLES YOU 
TO A YEAR's SUBSCRIPTION TO THE FEL NEWSLETTER OGMIOS.

You can pay by
- a cheque (in � sterling) payable to �Foundation for Endangered Languages�.
- a check (in US $) payable to �Nicholas Ostler�.
- proof of having sent an equivalent sum in your own currency to the 
society�s account, �Foundation for Endangered Languages�, Account no: 
50073456, The Cooperative Bank (Sort code: 08-90-02), 16 St. 
Stephen's Street, Bristol BS1 1JR, England.
- or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard), enclosing Card 
number, Expiry date (month | year), Name (as on card), and Address 
(as on card).


- --------------------------------------------------------------
 Nicholas Ostler
 President
 Foundation for Endangered Languages
 Registered Charity 1070616

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Message 2: The Syntax of ASL - 11.2318 Review: Neidle et al

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 09:04:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Carol Neidle <carollouis-xiv.bu.edu>
Subject: The Syntax of ASL - 11.2318 Review: Neidle et al

Having just read Pius ten Hacken's kind and comprehensive review of
our book, I would just like to offer one piece of information 
in regard to the comment about the inefficiency of downloading 
video examples from our Web site: http://www.bu.edu/asllrp/ . 
These examples are also available on CD-ROM (cost: $10), 
along with an html page for each chapter facilitating access
to the video examples in the order in which they are presented 
in the book. (That same CD-ROM also contains video examples 
to accompany many of our other publications, as well as 
some publications that are available in electronic format.)

======================================================================
Carol Neidle Boston University, MFLL
carollouis-xiv.bu.edu 718 Commonwealth Ave.
http://www.bu.edu/asllrp/carol.html Boston, MA 02215 
phone and fax: 617-353-6218
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