Reversing Language Shift

Reversing Language Shift PDF Author: Joshua A. Fishman
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853591211
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 452
Book Description
This book is about the theory and practice of assistance to speech-communities whose native languages are threatened because their intergenerational continuity is proceeding negatively, with fewer and fewer speakers (or readers, writers and even understanders) every generation.

Can Threatened Languages be Saved?

Can Threatened Languages be Saved? PDF Author: Joshua A. Fishman
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853594922
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 524
Book Description
Defenders of threatened languages all over the world, from advocates of biodiversity to dedicated defenders of their own cultural authenticity, are often humbled by the dimensity of the task that they are faced with when the weak and the few seek to find a safe-harbour against the ravages of the strong and the many. This book provides both practical case studies and theoretical directions from all five continents and advances thereby the collective pursuit of "reversing language shift" for the greater benefit of cultural democracy everywhere.

Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education PDF Author: Colin Baker
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853593628
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 776
Book Description
This encyclopedia is divided into three sections: individual bilingualism; bilingualism in society and bilingual education. It includes many pictures, graphs, maps and diagrams. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography on bilingualism.

Reversing Language Shift

Reversing Language Shift PDF Author: Alasdair MacCaluim
Publisher: Clo Ollscoil Na Banriona
ISBN:
Category : Code switching (Linguistics)
Languages : en
Pages : 280
Book Description
This book shows that Gaelic adult learners occupy a central but undervalued role within the Scottish Gaelic speech community in general. It presents a full and up-to-date description of the infrastructure for learning Gaelic in the context of Reversing Language Shift efforts.

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics PDF Author: Bernard Spolsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194372114
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 148
Book Description
A brief but comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics, the study of ways in which groups of people use language. It makes links with related disciplines such as history, politics and gender studies.

Dynamics of Language Contact

Dynamics of Language Contact PDF Author: Michael Clyne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786485
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 302
Book Description
The past decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the study of language contact, associated partly with the linguistic effects of globalization and increased migration all over the world. Written by a leading expert in the field, this much-needed account brings together disparate findings to examine the dynamics of contact between languages in an immigrant context. Using data from a wide range of languages, including German, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Croatian and Vietnamese, Michael Clyne discusses the dynamics of their contact with English. Clyne analyzes how and why these languages change in an immigration country like Australia, and asks why some languages survive longer than others. The book contains useful comparisons between immigrant vintages, generations, and between bilinguals and trilinguals. An outstanding contribution to the study of language contact, this book will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, bilingualism, the sociology of language and education.

Reversing Language Shift in the Far North

Reversing Language Shift in the Far North PDF Author: Leena Marjatta Huss
Publisher: ACTA Universitatis Upsaliensis
ISBN:
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 228
Book Description


Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik

Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik PDF Author: Ulrich Ammon
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110199874
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 891
Book Description
The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Diglossia, language maintenance, language shift and reversing language shift: A case example of China

Diglossia, language maintenance, language shift and reversing language shift: A case example of China PDF Author: Difrine Madara
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3346311546
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 23
Book Description
Academic Paper from the year 2019 in the subject Speech Science / Linguistics, grade: A, Kenyatta University, language: English, abstract: Multiple varieties of languages co-exist in a complex interrelationship where the society assigns them different tasks. In 1959, Charles Ferguson provided a comprehensive diglossicview of bilingualism by building on the various domains which are essential in macro-analysis of the functional distributions within the speech communities (Ferguson, 1959). These communities are characterized two or more languages used in intra-societal communications. Diglossia is generally defined as a situation where two different language varieties are spoken with the same speech community (Fishman et al., 1982). On the other hand, bilingual diglossia is a situation where one language variety is used in writing while another one is used in speech. Today, diglossia is one of the most important elements in the study of societal multilingualism. Based on Ferguson’s argument, diglossia can be described as a special kind of bilingualism where two co-existing linguistic codes that have different status in the society compete. Use of these language varieties relies on the circumstance (Crystal, 2010). Each the language variety must have a clearly defined role. For example, standard language mainly in formal contexts while a specific dialectal form is used in low functions such as family and social gatherings. Studies observed that the concept of diglossia can be observed in the case of language use in China. In support of this observation, the author reviewed the concepts diglossia, language maintenance, language shift and reversing language shift in general and in relation to a specific case of Inner Mongolia, China.

Language Loyalty, Language Planning, and Language Revitalization

Language Loyalty, Language Planning, and Language Revitalization PDF Author: Nancy H. Hornberger
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 185359900X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 274
Book Description
Joshua Fishman is perhaps best known and loved for his pioneering and enduring work in language loyalty and reversing language shift. This volume brings together a selection of his writings on these topics and some of his personal perspectives on the field of sociolinguistics.