LINGUIST List 13.575

Fri Mar 1 2002

Books: Finno-Ugric Languages

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, New books: Finno-Ugric languages

Message 1: New books: Finno-Ugric languages

Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 15:26:33 +0100
Subject: New books: Finno-Ugric languages



The Livonian, or Liv, language (Livonian randa kel 'coast language')
is a member of the Baltic-Finnic subgroup within Finno-Ugric. It was
until recently spoken in twelve costal villages of Kurzeme province in
Latvia. At the beginning of the twentieth century it had over two
thousand speakers, but the dispersal of the population during two
world wars and subsequently during the Soviet period has meant thtat
the language has not been passed on to youngre generations, so that at
present only about ten elderly first-langauge speakers remain
alive. However, since the independence of Latvia in 1991, teaching of
teh language has been resumed and other cultural activities to foster
the langauge have provoded an opportunity for the belated revival of
the language. Livonian is a written langauge, but the orthography has
varied somewhat during the period of just over a century since it was
firdt committed to writing.

ISBN 3 89586 158 8. 
Languages of the World/Materials 144. 
Ca. 60pp. Ca. USD 38.00 / EUR 38 / � 27. 

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