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Title: New Perspectives on Endangered Languages
Subtitle: Bridging gaps between sociolinguistics, documentation and language revitalization
Edited By: José AntonioFloresFarfán
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CLU%201
Series Title: Culture and Language Use 1
Description:

Understanding sociolinguistics as a theoretical and methodological framework
hopefully could attempt to promote change and social development in human
communities. Yet it still presents important political, epistemological,
methodological and theoretical challenges. A sociolinguistics of development,
in which the revitalization of linguistic communities is the priority,
opens new perspectives for the emerging field of linguistic documentation,
in which the societal aspects of research, stressed by sociolinguistics,
have frequently been marginal. The need to focus on the documentation of
linguistic communities to contribute to the revitalization of these
communities requires an in-depth revision of a number of different
perspectives. Especially regarding the links between commonly separated
fields of enquiry such as sociolinguistics, documentation and
revitalization. Instead of creating mere museum pieces of academic
contemplation for the future, as has been the major trend up to now in
language documentation and even sociolinguistics, there is a growing
concern to join forces to revitalize the actual use of endangered languages
in order to place languages as a main focus of a community’s development
which constitutes a major challenge for both scholars, civil society and
speakers alike.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN-13: 9789027287731
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