Language Death and Language Maintenance

Theoretical, practical and descriptive approaches

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| Linguistic Bibliography, Ghent University, University of Amsterdam
| Linguistic Bibliography
Assistant Editor
| Linguistic Bibliography
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Languages are dying at an alarming rate all over the world. Estimates range from 50% to as much as 90% by the end of the century. This collection of original papers tries to strike a balance between theoretical, practical and descriptive approaches to language death and language maintenance. It provides overviews of language endangerment in Africa, Eurasia, and the Greater Pacific Area. It also presents case studies of endangered languages from various language families. These descriptive case studies not only provide data on the degree of endangerment and the causes of language death, but also provide a general sociolinguistic and typological characterization the language(s) under discussion and the prospects of language maintenance (if any). The volume will be of interest to all those concerned with the ongoing extinction of the world’s linguistic diversity.

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 240]  2003.  xviii, 244 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Introduction: Language death and language maintenance: Problems and prospects
Mark Janse
ix–xvii
The endangered languages issue as a hopeless cause
Paul Newman
1–13
The language situation and language endangerment in the Greater Pacific area
Stephen A. Wurm
15–47
Language endangerment in Indonesia: The incipient obsolescence and acute death of Teun, Nila and Serua (Central and Southwest Maluku)
Aone van Engelenhoven
49–80
Sibe: An endangered language
Giovanni Stary
81–88
The gradual disappearance of a Eurasian language family: The case of Yeniseyan
Stefan Georg
89–106
The endangered Uralic languages
Rogier Blokland and Cornelius Hasselblatt
107–141
Endangered Turkic languages: The case of Gagauz
Astrid Menz
143–155
Loss of linguistic diversity in Africa
Maarten Mous
157–170
Ongota (Birale), a moribund language of Southwest Ethiopia
Graziano Savà
171–187
An endangered language: The Gùrdùn language of the Southern Bauchi Area, Nigeria
Andrew Haruna
189–213
Resian as a minority language
Han Steenwijk
215–226
Index of languages
227–236
Index of names
237–240
Index of subjects
241–244
“[...] an excellent collection. More works of this kind are needed if we are to get true grasp of the magnitude and extent of the endangered language issue.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2003041787