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Name: Margaret  Florey
Institution: Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity
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State and/or Country: Victoria
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Alune
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Florey, Margaret (ed.). 2010. Endangered Languages of Austronesia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Florey, Margaret and Ewing, Michael. 2010. 'Political acts and language revitalisation: community and state in Maluku', in Gunter Senft (ed.) Endangered Austronesian and Australian Aboriginal languages: 155-173. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Florey, Margaret. 2010. 'Negation in Central Moluccan languages', in Michael Ewing and Marian Klamer (eds.) East Nusantara: Typological and Areal Analyses: 227-250. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Florey, Margaret. 2009. 'Supporting Indigenous languages and Indigenous knowledge: developing community training approaches for the 21st century', in Peter Bates, Moe Chiba, Sabine Kube and Douglas Nakashima (eds.) Learning and Knowing in Indigenous Societies Today: 25-37. Paris: UNESCO.

Florey, Margaret. 2008. 'Language activism and the 'new linguistics': Expanding opportunities for documenting endangered languages in Indonesia', in Peter K. Austin (ed.) Language Documentation and Description, Vol. 5, 120-135. London: SOAS.

Rau, D. Victoria and Florey, Margaret (eds.). 2007. Documenting and revitalising Austronesian languages. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

Florey, Margaret. 2005. 'Language shift and endangerment', in Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus P Himmelmann (eds.) The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar: 43-64. Routledge London.

Florey, Margaret and McConvell, Patrick (eds.) 2005. 'Language shift, code-mixing and variation'. (Special volume of) Australian Journal of Linguistics 25 (1): 1-7.

Florey, Margaret. 2004. 'Countering purism: confronting the emergence of new varieties in a training programme for community language workers', in Peter K. Austin (ed.) Language Documentation and Description, Vol. 2, 9-27. London: SOAS.

Florey, Margaret. 2001. 'Threats to indigenous knowledge: a case study from eastern Indonesia', in Luisa Maffi (ed.) On Biocultural Diversity: linking language, knowledge and the environment: 325-342. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.

Florey, Margaret and Engelenhoven, Aone van. 2001. 'Language documentation and maintenance programs for Moluccan languages in the Netherlands'. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 151: 195-219.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Documenting and Revitalizing Austronesian Languages
 Endangered Languages of Austronesia

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