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Title: Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Tasaku Tsunoda
Series Title: Mouton Textbook

In almost every part of the world, minority languages are being 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 book presents a comprehensive overview of
language endangerment and revitalization. Among the examined aspects are:
degrees of endangerment, definitions of language death, causes of
endangerment, types of speakers in endangerment situations, methods of
documentation. The book is of interest to a wide readership, including
linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, and educators.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 311018429X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 307
Prices: Europe EURO 29.95