Responses to Language Endangerment

In honor of Mickey Noonan

New directions in language documentation and language revitalization

| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ISBN 9789027206091 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271150 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume further complicates and advances the contemporary perspective on language endangerment by examining the outcomes of the most commonly cited responses to language endangerment, i.e. language documentation, language revitalization, and training. The present collection takes stock of many complex and pressing issues, such as the assessment of the degree of language endangerment, the contribution of linguistic scholarship to language revitalization programs, the creation of successful language reclamation programs, the emergence of languages that arise as a result of revitalization efforts after interrupted transmission, the ethics of fieldwork, and the training of field linguists and language educators. The volume’s case studies provide detailed personal accounts of fieldworkers and language activists who are grappling with issues of language documentation and revitalization in the concrete physical and socio-cultural settings of native speaker communities in different regions of the world.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 142]  2013.  xv, 273 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Language Endangerment: Challenges and Responses
The world’s languages in crisis: A 20-year update
Gary F. Simons and M. Paul Lewis
What can revitalization work teach us about documentation?
Marianne Mithun
Unanswered questions in language documentation and revitalization: New directions for research and action
Lenore A. Grenoble
Training as empowering social action: An ethical response to language endangerment
Carol Genetti and Rebekka Siemens
How to avoid pitfalls in documenting endangered languages
Sarah G. Thomason
Part II. Case Studies in Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages and Languages in Contact
Converb and aspect-marking polysemy in Nar
Kristine A. Hildebrandt
Grammatical relations in Mixe and Chimariko: Differences and similarities
Carmen Jany
Having a shinshii/shiishii ‘master’ around makes you speak Japanese! Inadvertent contextualization in gathering Ikema data
Toshihide Nakayama and Tsuyoshi Ono
Internal and external calls to immigrant language promotion: Evaluating the research approach in two cases of community-engaged linguistic research in Eastern North Carolina
Ricard Viñas-de-Puig
Code-switching in an Erzya–Russian bilingual variety: An “endangered” transitory phase in a contact situation
Boglárka Janurik
Colonialism, nationalism and language vitality in Azerbaijan
John M. Clifton
Revitalizing languages through place-based language curriculum: Identity through learning
Joana Jansen, Janne Underriner and Roger Jacob
Remembering ancestral voices: Emergent vitalities and the future of Indigenous languages
Bernard Perley
Cited by

Cited by 3 other publications

Ciucci, Luca
2021. From Fieldwork to Reconstruction: Historical Issues in Hotspots of Linguistic Diversity*. Studia Linguistica 75:2  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo
Filipović, Luna & Martin Pütz
2016.  In Endangered Languages and Languages in Danger [IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society, 42],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Rao, Dhana L., Venkatesh R. Pala, Nic Herndon & Venkat N. Gudivada
2020.  In Applied Computer Vision and Image Processing [Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 1155],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 16 november 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013031129 | Marc record