LINGUIST List 16.849

Mon Mar 21 2005

Books: Anthro Ling/Historical Ling/Socioling: Tsunoda

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Message 1: Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization: Tsunoda

Date: 21-Mar-2005
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization: Tsunoda


Title: Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 148
Published: 2005
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110176629-1&l=E

Author: Tasaku Tsunoda, University of Tokyo
Hardback: ISBN: 3110176629 Pages: xvi, 307 Price: Europe EURO 128.00
Abstract:

In almost every part of the world, minority languages are threatened with
extinction. At the same time, dedicated efforts are being made to document
endangered languages, to maintain them, and even to revive once-extinct
languages.

The present volume examines a wide range of issues that concern language
endangerment and language revitalization. Among other things, it is shown
that languages may be endangered to different degrees, endangerment
situations in selected areas of the world are surveyed and definitions of
language death and types of language death presented. The book also
examines causes of language endangerment, speech behaviour in a language
endangerment situation, structural changes in endangered languages, as well
as types of speakers encountered in a language endangerment situation. In
addition, methods of documentation and of training for linguists are
proposed which will enable scholars to play an active role in the
documentation of endangered languages and in language revitalization.

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the field. It is clearly
written and contains ample references to the relevant literature, thus
providing useful guidance for further research. The author often draws on
his own experience of documenting endangered languages and of language
revival activities in Australia.

The volume is of interest to a wide readership, including linguists,
anthropologists, sociologists, and educators.

Tasaku Tsunoda is Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan.


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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (ENG )

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