Endangered Languages and Languages in Danger: Issues of documentation, policy, and language rights

Filipovic, Luna and Putz, Martin, eds. (2016) Endangered Languages and Languages in Danger: Issues of documentation, policy, and language rights. John Benjamins. ISBN 9789027258342

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Abstract

This peer-reviewed collection brings together the latest research on language endangerment and language rights. It creates a vibrant, interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of the most pertinent and urgent topics central to vitality and equality of languages in today’s globalised world. The novelty of the volume lies in the multifaceted view on the variety of dangers that languages face today, such as extinction through dwindling speaker populations and lack of adequate preservation policies or inequality in different social contexts (e.g. access to justice, education and research resources). There are examples of both loss and survival, and discussion of multiple factors that condition these two different outcomes. We pose and answer difficult questions such as whether forced interventions in preventing loss are always warranted or indeed viable. The emerging shared perspective is that of hope to inspire action towards improving the position of different languages and their speakers through research of this kind.

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 01:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57957
DOI: 10.1075/impact.42

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