Saving Languages: An Introduction to Language Revitalization

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 231 pages
Language endangerment has been the focus of much attention over the past few decades, 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, setting out the necessary background, highlighting central issues, and providing the essential tools for a successful language revitalization program. Clearly written, informative and jargon-free, Saving Languages will be an invaluable resource for both linguists and community members interested in the fate of small language communities around the globe. In this book Hathaway presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. He links the standards of the Convention to key norms of international human rights law and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges. This is a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers. It will also be a pioneering scholarly work for graduate students of international and human rights law.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Language revitalization as a global issue
1
2 Issues in language revitalization
21
3 Models for revitalization
50
4 Case studies
69
5 Literacy
102
6 Orthography
137
7 Creating a language program
160
Online resources
205
References
207
Index of Languages
222
General Index
225
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

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.

Bibliographic information