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LINGUIST List 19.1719

Thu May 29 2008

Books: Applied Ling/Discipline of Ling: King et al (Eds)

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        1.    Jackie Beilhart, Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: King, Schilling-Estes, Fogle, Lou, Soukup (Eds)


Message 1: Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: King, Schilling-Estes, Fogle, Lou, Soukup (Eds)
Date: 29-May-2008
From: Jackie Beilhart <jb594georgetown.edu>
Subject: Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: King, Schilling-Estes, Fogle, Lou, Soukup (Eds)
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Title: Sustaining Linguistic Diversity
Subtitle: Endangered and Minority Languages and Language Varieties
Published: 2008
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
                http://www.press.georgetown.edu

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=9781589011922

Editor: Kendall A. King
Editor: Natalie Schilling-Estes
Editor: Lyn Fogle
Editor: Jia Jackie Lou
Editor: Barbara Soukup
Paperback: ISBN: 1589011929 9781589011922 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 44.95
Abstract:

In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages
has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to
a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and
community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance, and
revitalization. Sustaining Linguistic Diversity brings together leading
researchers and practitioners to provide the most recent and innovative
theoretical and empirical work in defining, documenting, and developing the
world's smaller languages and language varieties.

The book begins by reconsidering the very definitions of 'endangered' and
'minority' by asking who makes such classifications, and what is at stake
in linguistic, political, and ideological terms. The contributors then
turn to the documentation and description of endangered languages and focus
on best practices, methods and goals in documentation, and on current field
reports from around the globe. The latter part of the analysis examines
contemporary practices in developing endangered languages and dialects, as
well as particular language revitalization efforts and outcomes.
Concluding with critical calls to consider the human lives at stake,
Sustaining Linguistic Diversity reminds scholars, researchers,
practitioners, and educators that linguistic diversity can only be
sustained in a world where diversity in all its forms is valued.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discipline of Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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