From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Language Diversity Endangered: Brenzinger (Ed)
Title: Language Diversity Endangered
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 181
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
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Editor: Matthias Brenzinger
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of endangered languages with a
global coverage. It features such well-known specialists as Michael Krauss,
Willem F. H. Adelaar, Denny Moore, Colette Grinevald, Akira Yamamoto, Roger
Blench, Bruce Connell, Tapani Salminen, Olga Kazakevich, Aleksandr Kibrik,
Jonathan Owens, David Bradley, George van Driem, Nicholas Evans, Stephen A.
Wurm, Darrell Tryon and Matthias Brenzinger. The contributions are unique
in analysing the present extent and the various kinds of language
endangerment by applying shared general indicators for the assessment of
Apart from presenting the specific situations of language endangerment at
the sub-continental level, the volume discusses major issues that bear
universally on language endangerment. The actual study of endangered
languages is carefully examined, for example, against the ethics and
pragmatics of fieldwork. Practical aspects of community involvement in
language documentation are discussed, such as the setting up of local
archives and the training of local linguists. Numerous case studies
illustrate different language shift environments with specific replacing
factors, such as colonial and religious conquests, migrations and
governmental language education.
From the Contents:
Preface, Matthias Brenzinger; Language Endangerment Throughout the World,
Matthias Brenzinger; Classification and Terminology for Degrees of Language
Endangerment, Michael Krauss; Threatened Languages in Hispanic South
America, Willem F. H. Adelaar; Endangered Languages of Lowland Tropical
South America, Denny Moore; Endangered Languages of Mexico and Central
America, Colette Grinevald; Endangered Languages in USA and Canada, Akira
Yamamoto; Language Endangerment in Northern Africa, Matthias Brenzinger;
Endangered Languages in West Africa, Roger Blench; Endangered Languages in
Central Africa, Bruce Connell; Language Endangerment in Southern and
Eastern Africa, Matthias Brenzinger; Endangered Languages in Europe, Tapani
Salminen; Language Endangerment in the CIS, Olga Kazakevich, Aleksandr
Kibrik; Endangered Languages of the Middle East, Jonathan Owens; Language
Endangerment in China and Mainland Southeast Asia, David Bradley;
Endangered Languages of South Asia George van Driem; Warramurrungunji
Undone: Australian Languages in the 51st Millennium, Nicholas Evans;
Threatened Languages in the Western Pacific Area from Taiwan to, and
Including, Papua New Guinea, Stephen A. Wurm; The Languages of the Pacific
Region: the Austronesian Languages of Oceania, Darrell Tryon
Of Interest To:
Students and Scholars of Linguistics with particular interest in Endangered
Languages (and their Documentation), Typology, and Sociolinguistics;
Language Activists; Academic Libraries and Institutes.
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Discipline of Linguistics
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