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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."



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Dissertation Information


Title: Typologizing semantic alignment Add Dissertation
Author: Alastair Wilson Update Dissertation
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Institution: University of Manchester, Department of English and American Studies
Completed in: 2005
Linguistic Subfield(s): Typology;
Director(s): Andrew McIntyre

Abstract: This dissertation will attempt to create a rigid typology of semantic alignment, both according to formal-functional and lexical properties. The formal-functional typology will contextualize the alignment type in relation to other alignment types, according to the morphosyntactic shape and the distribution of the cases in question; a number of parameters, such as iconicity, token frequency, syncretism and the like and compared, between cases and between languages. The lexical typology will use multidimensional scaling to establish the typological proximity of lexical entries, according to coding patterns used, and determine how significant factors such as Aktionsart and control are in distinguishing cases in semantic alignment.