LINGUIST List 18.2729

Wed Sep 19 2007

FYI: New book on language shift

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Message 1: New book on language shift
Date: 18-Sep-2007
From: Nikolai Vakhtin <>
Subject: New book on language shift
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A new book has been just published (in Russian), Language Change inLanguage Shift Situation (ed. by Nikolai Vakhtin, Institute of LinguisticResearch, St. Petersburg. 2007). The book is a 307-pages collection ofselected papers from a conference held in St. Petersburg in September 2005.

The book consists of two parts, roughly ''Theory'' and ''Case Studies''.Part One: Ekaterina Gruzdeva (Language attrition), Ksenia Viktorova(Language shift as a sociolinguistic phenomenon), Svetlana Burlak (Languageshift and historical linguistics), and Alexander Pevnov (Language on theverge). Part Two: case studies by Lenore Grenoble (Evenki), AriadnaKuznetsova (Sel'kup), Tatiana Agranat (Vodic), Nikolai Vakhtin (Yupik),Ekaterina Gruzdeva (Nivkh), Evgenii Khelimskii (Enets), Mehmet Muslimov(Western Ingrian), and Elena Perekhvalskaya (Udeghe).

If you interested in receiving this book please write to: Ms Vlada Baranova( and give her your mailing address.

If your request arrives before October 15, 2007 you will receive the bookfor free.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics