Language Diversity Endangered
Walter de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 454 pages
This book compiles unique contributions on the extent and kinds of language endangerment world-wide. Besides presenting the specific situations of language endangerment at the subcontinental level, the volume discusses major issues that bear universally on language endangerment. Aspects of the actual study of endangered languages within fieldwork frameworks are carefully examined.
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Aboriginal Africa African languages Amazigh languages Arabic Australian languages Austronesian Austronesian languages Bantu Bhutan bilingual Bodish languages Brenzinger census Central century China cont countries creole culture dialects dictionary district documentation East Eastern endangered languages estimated ethnic group Ethnologue extinct factors fieldwork Gelao grammar guage hunter-gatherer indigenous languages Island isolated IXam Judaeo-Arabic Khoisan languages Kiranti Kiranti languages known language communities language endangerment language family language isolate language shift Language Speakers languages spoken Laos Lardil large number Lenguas linguistic major Mayan languages minority languages moribund Moskva Nepali Newar Nigeria North Northern number of languages number of speakers Pacific Pamir languages Pradesh programs Quechua region river Russian Saami Selkup severely endangered situation small number sociolinguistic South southern Speakers Population speech communities Studies Status survey Table threatened Tibetan Tibeto-Burman tion traditional Tsakhur valley Vanuatu varieties villages West Western Wurm Yazyki