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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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Academic Paper

Title: Introduction (in: Zoom 234mm x 156mm 208 pages Published November 2018 ISBN Hardback: 9781474420655 Recommend to your Librarian Request a Review Copy Gaelic in Contemporary Scotland The Revitalisation of an Endangered Language)
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Author: Marsaili MacLeod
Author: Cassie Smith-Christmas
Institution: National University of Ireland, Galway
Author: Nicola Carty
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Institution: University of Glasgow
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Gaelic, Scottish
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Celtic
Abstract: In this introductory chapter, we set the scene for the themes pursued within this volume, outlining why a critique of Gaelic language use is warranted. We briefly summarise the main theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives currently existing from within sociolinguistics, language planning and linguistic anthropology and the ways in which our text challenges these and develops them further. We explain our rationale and objectives of the text, and present an overview of the nature of Gaelic language change and analysis of key socio-demographic trends, which provides the connecting framework for the four key sites of interaction. Finally, we outline the main chapters and their focal areas.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: In: MacLeod, M. & Smith-Christmas, C (eds.) Gaelic in Contemporary Scotland: The Sociolinguistics of an Endangered Language. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh.
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