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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: Saving Languages
Subtitle: An Introduction to Language Revitalization
Written By: Lenore A. Grenoble
Lindsay J. Whaley
Description:

Language endangerment has been the focus of much attention over the past
few decades, and as a result, a wide range of people are now working to
revitalize and maintain local languages. This book serves as a general
reference guide to language revitalization, written not only for linguists
and anthropologists, but also for language activists and community members
who believe they should ensure the future use of their languages, despite
their predicted loss. Drawing extensively on case studies, it sets out the
necessary background and highlights central issues such as literacy, policy
decisions, and allocation of resources. Its primary goal is to provide the
essential tools for a successful language revitalization program, such as
setting and achieving realistic goals, and anticipating and resolving
common obstacles. Clearly written and informative, Saving Languages will be
an invaluable resource for all those interested in the fate of small
language communities around the globe.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0521816211
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Pages: 244
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ISBN: 0521016525
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Pages: 244
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