An Introduction to Language Revitalization
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Saving Languages by Lenore A. Grenoble
Book DescriptionLanguage endangerment has been the focus of much attention and as a result, a wide range of people are working to revitalize and maintain local languages. This book serves as a general reference guide to language revitalization, written not only for linguists and anthropologists, but also for language activists and community members who believe they should ensure the future use of their languages, despite their predicted loss. Drawing extensively on case studies, it sets out the necessary background and highlights central issues such as literacy, policy decisions, and allocation of resources. Its primary goal is to provide the essential tools for a successful language revitalization program, such as setting and achieving realistic goals, and anticipating and resolving common obstacles. Clearly written and informative, Saving Languages will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in the fate of small language communities around the globe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521816212
(247mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lenore A. Grenoble
Saving Languages, Paperback (November 2005)
A guide to language revitalization, presenting the issues and practices involved in preventing language loss.
Slavonic Languages, Paperback (May 2002)
Providing chapter length descriptions of each of the modern Slavonic languages and the extinct Slavonic languages, this book describes their social context, phonology, sychronic morphology, vocabulary and syntactic properties.
Endangered Languages, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Lenore A. Grenoble
Provides an overview of the issues surrounding language loss.
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Author Biography - Lenore A. Grenoble
Lenore A. Grenoble is Professor of Russian and Linguistics at Dartmouth College, Hanover. Lindsay J. Whaley is Professor of Classics and Linguistics at Dartmouth College, Hanover.
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