Vanishing Languages in Context : Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives, Hardback Book

Vanishing Languages in Context : Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives Hardback

Edited by Martin Putz, Neele Mundt

Part of the Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft series

Description

This volume grew out of the 36th International LAUD Symposium, which was held in March 2014 at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Landau, Germany.

There is general consensus among language experts that slightly more than half of today's 7,000 languages are under severe threat of extinction even within fifty to one hundred years.

The 13 papers contained in this volume explore the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why this matters, and what can be done and achieved to document and support endangered languages especially in the context of an ever increasing globalized world.

The issue of vanishing languages is discussed from a variety of methodologies and perspectives: sociolinguistics, language ecology, language contact, language policy/planning, attitudes and linguistic inequalities.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9783631670491

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