Endangered Languages: Language Loss and Community Response

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Whaly Lidsay J, Lenore A. Grenoble, Lindsay J. Whaley, Grenoble Lenore a.
Cambridge University Press, Mar 26, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 361 pages
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This book provides an overview of the issues surrounding language loss. It brings together work by theoretical linguists, field linguists, and non-linguist members of minority communities to provide an integrated view of how language is lost, from sociological and economic as well as from linguistic perspectives. The contributions to the volume fall into four categories. The chapters by Dorian and Grenoble and Whaley provide an overview of language endangerment. Grinevald, England, Jacobs, and Nora and Richard Dauenhauer describe the situation confronting threatened languages from both a linguistic and sociological perspective. The understudied issue of what (beyond a linguistic system) can be lost as a language ceases to be spoken is addressed by Mithun, Hale, Jocks, and Woodbury. In the last section, Kapanga, Myers-Scotton, and Vakhtin consider the linguistic processes which underlie language attrition.
 

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the issue of language loss is confusing to youths, because they just don't care. the slang style of taking, learned from your tv,has a major influence...are we running from the laws of being political right. according to the dictionary: language is the system to expessing your thought and feeling....am i rasist when i view english as a whore, because anyone can fuck with it 

Contents

Western language ideologies and smalllanguage prospects
3
Toward a typology of language endangerment
22
Languagecommunity responses
55
Technical emotional and ideological issues in reversing language shift examples from Southeast Alaska
57
Mayan efforts toward language preservation
99
A chronology of Mohawk language instruction at Kahnawake
117
Language endangerment in South America a programmatic approach
124
What is lost language diversity
161
Documenting rhetorical aesthetic and expressive loss in language shift
234
Mechanisms of language loss
259
Impact of language variation and accommodation theory on language maintenance an analysis of Shaba Swahili
261
A way to dusty death the Matrix Language turnover hypothesis
289
Copper Island Aleut a case of language resurrection
317
Appendix
328
References
329
Index of languages
348

The significance of diversity in language endangerment and preservation
163
On endangered languages and the importance of linguistic diversity
192
Living words and cartoon translations Longhouse texts and the limitations of English
217

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