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Title: Maintaining the Links: Language, Identity and the Land
Subtitle: Proceedings of FEL Conference VII, Broome, Western Australia, 22-24 Sept. 2003
Written By: R. McKenna Brown
Joe Blythe
Description:

A collection of papers on endangered languages and their special links with their home territories. Special emphasis on the languages of Australia. Includes sections on Languages and Land Claims, Toponymy & Topography, Planning for the Future, Language Identity & the environment, Home & Away, Revitalisation & Revival, Revitalisation & Maintenance, Documenting Endangered Languages.

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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Foundation for Endangered Languages
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
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ISBN: 0953824853
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Pages: 166
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