Language Death.

Other titles
  • Canto
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2014
Physical description
1 online resource (276 pages)
ISBN
  • 9781316130636
  • 9781107431812
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Service provider: Cambridge University Press (EBA)
  • Other format: Also issued in print format.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2003.. Excludes the cover image which was part of the original book. University of Essex members only.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Contents
  • Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Table of contents -- Preface -- 1 What is language death? -- The language pool -- The size of the problem -- Levels of danger -- Conclusion -- 2 Why should we care? -- Because we need diversity -- Because languages express identity -- Because languages are repositories of history -- Because languages contribute to the sum of human knowledge -- Because languages are interesting in themselves -- Conclusion -- 3 Why do languages die? -- Factors which put the people in physical danger -- Factors which change the peopleś culture -- Conclusion -- 4 Where do we begin? -- Establishing the top priorities -- Fostering positive community attitudes -- Promoting the authenticity of the whole community -- Seeing language as part of culture -- 5 What can be done? -- 1 An endangered language will progress if its speakers increase their prestige within the dominant community. -- 2 An endangered language will progress if its speakers increase their wealth relative to the dominant community -- 3 An endangered language will progress if its speakers increase their legitimate power in the eyes of the dominant community -- 4 An endangered language will progress if its speakers have a strong presence in the educational system -- 5 An endangered language will progress if its speakers can write their language down -- 6 An endangered language will progress if its speakers can make use of electronic technology -- The role of the linguist -- The revitalization team -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Some relevant organizations -- References -- Index of dialects, languages, language families, and ethnic groups -- Index of authors and speakers -- Subject index.
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Related item
  • Print version:: Crystal, David Language Death Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2014 ; ISBN: 9781107431812
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam0210/99053220.html
  • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam0210/99053220.html
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death.
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