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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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Journal Information

Title: Journal of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain
Publisher: Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge
Description: The Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain is delighted to announce the release of Vol. 1, Issue 1 of its new journal, JoULAB (Journal of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain). It is currently the only academic journal publishing solely undergraduate research in all areas of linguistics, with submissions taken from students from anywhere in the world. Its publication represents the culmination of much hard work and signifies a major milestone for undergraduate research in linguistics. For more information, head to our website:

Volume 1, Issue 1 features three outstanding articles by undergraduate linguists:

‘Language Contact and the Phylogeny and Phonology of Early English’ by Nina Haket, puts the recent hypothesis to the test that Modern English is actually North Germanic (originating from Old Norse) rather than West Germanic (originating from Old English). Its findings suggest that, phonologically, this should be an impossibility.

‘The Palatalisation of the Voiceless Velar Fricative in Santiago, Chile: A Variationist Analysis’, by Madeleine Rees, focuses on the articulatory and sociolinguistic factors behind palatalisation in a dialect of Spanish. Using controlled reading tasks and informal interviews, the paper finds that the process is mediated by the following front vowel, and by social pressures, particularly gendered differences in speech styles.

‘The Graded Co-salience Hypothesis for Polysemous Ambiguity’, by T.R. Williamson, uses corpus methods to investigate the incidence of sentential/contextual ambiguity arising with the presence of certain polysemous words. It is found that polysemes determined to be significantly ambiguous share interesting properties (the inverse of which are represented in significantly unambiguous polysemes) that can be explained with reference to Giora's Graded Salience Hypothesis.

You can also find more information about JoULAB by following us on Twitter, @ULAB_Journal.

ISSN: 2754-0820
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics