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May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

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Title: Responses to Language Endangerment
Subtitle: In honor of Mickey Noonan. New directions in language documentation and language revitalization
Edited By: Elena I Mihas
Bernard Perley
Gabriel Rei-Doval
Kathleen Wheatley
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 142

This volume further complicates and advances the contemporary perspective on language endangerment by examining the outcomes of the most commonly cited responses to language endangerment, i.e. language documentation, language revitalization, and training. The present collection takes stock of many complex and pressing issues, such as the assessment of the degree of language endangerment, the contribution of linguistic scholarship to language revitalization programs, the creation of successful language reclamation programs, the emergence of languages that arise as a result of revitalization efforts after interrupted transmission, the ethics of fieldwork, and the training of field linguists and language educators. The volume’s case studies provide detailed personal accounts of fieldworkers and language activists who are grappling with issues of language documentation and revitalization in the concrete physical and socio-cultural settings of native speaker communities in different regions of the world.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027206091
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
U.K. £ 80.00
Europe EURO 100.70
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027271150
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
U.K. £ 80.00
Europe EURO 95.00