Language Diversity Endangered

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Matthias Brenzinger
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 471 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter 1 Classification and Terminology for Degrees of Language Endangerment
1
Chapter 2 Threatened Languages in Hispanic South America
9
Chapter 3 Endangered Languages of Lowland Tropical South America
29
Chapter 4 Endangered Languages of Mexico and Central America
59
Chapter 5 Endangered Languages in USA and Canada
87
Chapter 6 Language Endangerment in Northern Africa
123
Chapter 7 Endangered Languages in West Africa
140
Chapter 8 Endangered Languages in Central Africa
163
Chapter 11 Language Endangerment in the CIS
233
Chapter 12 Endangered Languages of the Middle East
263
Chapter 13 Language Endangerment in China and Mainland Southeast Asia
278
Chapter 14 Endangered Languages of South Asia
303
Australian Languages in the 51st Millennium
342
Chapter 16 Threatened Languages in the Western Pacific Area from Taiwan to and Including Papua New Guinea
374
the Austronesian Languages of Oceania
391
Backmatter
411

Chapter 9 Language Endangerment in Southern and Eastern Africa
179
Chapter 10 Endangered Languages in Europe
205

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Matthias Brenzinger , Universität Köln, Germany.

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