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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: The Phonological History of Arapaho: A study in linguistic change Add Dissertation
Author: Marc Picard Update Dissertation
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Institution: McGill University, Department of Linguistics
Completed in: 1976
Linguistic Subfield(s): Historical Linguistics; Phonology;
Subject Language(s): Arapaho
Director(s): Glynn Piggott

Abstract: This study is primarily an attempt to reconstruct the phonological history of Arapaho, a Western Algonkian language which has undergone a rather startling number of sound changes. The claim is made that this can be achieved in a systematic way by developing a methodology which will produce consistent predictions on the chronological order of phonological developments in any language for which, like Arapaho, no historical records are available.