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Title: Applied Linguists Needed
Subtitle: Cross-disciplinary Networking in Endangered Language Contexts
Edited By: Lida Cope
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415695435
Description:

It is a fact that the world’s languages are dying at an alarming rate. This
comprehensive volume aspires to raise awareness among applied linguists
and language practitioners about the needs and concerns of endangered
language communities. It suggests that the way forward lies in building
language revitalization teams reflecting the levels of expertise that the fields
of formal linguistics and applied linguistics have to offer – in how well
researchers and practitioners exploit a tremendous networking potential
across disciplines to address the needs of revitalization, stabilization, or
maintenance in these communities.

A wide range of expert contributors addresses the following themes: (1) how
varied language teaching contexts dictate what applied linguists bring to the
table; (2) how training in applied linguists can empower members of the
speaking community; (3) why we should critically examine the issues and
terminology used to describe endangered language contexts; and (4) how
linguistic skills can be adapted and integrated, conceptually and
pedagogically, into non-traditional teaching contexts. The strength of this
collection lies in bringing together expert applied and field linguists whose
work represents extensive field experiences, theoretical expertise, and
passionate resolve to act.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Language and
Education.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415695435
Pages: 136
Prices: U.K. £ 125.00
U.S. $ 80.00