The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization

1st Edition

Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss, Gerald Roche

Routledge
Published March 12, 2018
Reference - 522 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138674493 - CAT# Y230971
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

USD$230.00

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Summary

The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization is the first comprehensive overview of the language revitalization movement, from the Arctic to the Amazon and across continents. Featuring 47 contributions from a global range of top scholars in the field, the handbook is divided into two parts, the first of which expands on language revitalization issues of theory and practice while the second covers regional perspectives in an effort to globalize and decolonize the field. The collection examines critical issues in language revitalization, including:

  • language rights, language and well-being, and language policy;
  • language in educational institutions and in the home;
  • new methodologies and venues for language learning;
  • and the roles of documentation, literacies, and the internet.

The volume also contains chapters on the kinds of language that are less often researched such as the revitalization of music, of whistled languages and sign languages, and how languages change when they are being revitalized. The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization is the ideal resource for graduate students and researchers working in linguistic anthropology and language revitalization and endangerment.

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