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Title: Endangered Austronesian, Papuan and Australian Aboriginal languages
Subtitle: essays on language documentation, archiving and revitalization
Edited By: Gunter Senft
URL: http://chl.anu.edu.au/pacling/catalogue/book_pages/600-plus/617.html
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Description:

The contributions to this book concern the documentation and revitalization of
endangered languages and the archiving of documented language materials.
The anthology focuses mainly on endangered Oceanic languages, with articles
on Vanuatu by Darrell Tryon and the Marquesas by Gabriele Cablitz, on
situations of loss and gain by Ingjerd Hoëm and on the Kilivila language of the
Trobriands by the editor. Nick Thieberger, Peter Wittenburg and Paul Trilsbeek,
and David Blundell and colleagues write about aspects of linguistic archiving.
Under the rubric of revitalization, Margaret Florey and Michael Ewing write about
Maluku, Jakelin Troy and Michael Walsh about Australian Aboriginal languages
in southeastern Australia, whilst three articles, by Sophie Nock, Diane Johnson
and Winifred Crombie concern the revitalization of Māori.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Kilivila
Maori
Language Family(ies): Oceanic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780858836235
Pages: 227
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