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Theories on maintenance and loss of minority languages
|Statement||Jetske Klatter-Folmer, Piet van Avermaet (eds.).|
|Contributions||Avermaet, Piet van, Klatter-Folmer, Jetske., International Conference on Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages (3rd : 1998 : Veldhoven, Netherlands)|
|LC Classifications||P119.315 .T53 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||156 p. :|
|Number of Pages||156|
A minority language is a language spoken by a minority of the population of a territory. Such people are termed linguistic minorities or language minorities. With a total number of sovereign states recognized internationally (as of ) and an estimated number of roughly 5, to 7, languages spoken worldwide, the vast majority of languages are minority languages in every .
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The papers in this volume describe a wide variety of language contact settings in which one or more languages are in a process of shift. In the first part of the book theoretical perspectives are presented, followed by linguistic, sociological and descriptive studies of languages and countries that have attracted the interest of researchers before, as well as less well known : Theories on maintenance and loss of minority languages by,Waxmann edition, in EnglishPages: Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages (Studies in Bilingualism) by Willem Fase (Editor), Koen Jaspaert (Editor), Sjaak Kroon (Editor) & ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.
ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Format: Paperback. The papers in this volume describe a wide variety of language contact settings in which one or more languages are in a process of shift.
In the first part of the book theoretical perspectives are presented, followed by linguistic, sociological and descriptive studies of languages and countries that have attracted the interest of researchers before, as well as less well known examples.
It is commonly agreed that minority languages suffer different processes of language shift and, in extreme cases, extinction, when faced with the power of a national state language that inevitably.
Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages: Introductory Remarks p. 3 Perspectives p. 15 Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Aspects of Language Contact, Maintenance and Loss: Towards a Multifacet Theory p.
17 Sociopolitical Aspects of Language Maintenance and Loss: Towards a Typology of Minority Language Situations p.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Volume 2 of the proceedings of the International Conference on Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages; the first vol. entitled: Theories on maintenance and loss of minority languages: towards a.
TOWARDS THE PROTECTION OF MINORITY LANGUAGES IN AFRICA (ed) An introduction to language policy: Theory and method () 8 N Dorian ‘Western language ideologies and small-language prospects’ in L Grenoble & L Whaley (eds) Endangered Languages: Language Loss and Community Response () 3– 2.
7 Great Theories About Language Learning by Brilliant Thinkers. Theories of language learning have been bandied about since about as far back as one would care to look. It may be surprising to know that the problems that philosophers in Ancient Greece and 16th century France were concerned about are largely still relevant : Alex Breeden.
Moreover, one of most important reason why it is needed to keep minority languages researching is that academically new and attractive facts are always discovered in minority languages.
Ubykh, one of minority language of the North-western Caucasian group spoken by the Ubykh people until the early s, was regarded as a language which has a.
Get this from a library. Theories on maintenance and loss of minority languages: towards a more integrated explanatory framework. [Jetske Klatter-Folmer; Piet van Avermaet;].
to Language Policy. Theory and Method. (Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Mass. and Oxford, ). 3 Compare Grin, F. et al. Language Policy Evaluation and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, ).
4 CompareLanguage. This book provides an in-depth examination of minority language maintenance and loss within a group of first-generation Spanish-speaking families in the earlyst century, post-industrial, hyper-globalized US Midwest, an area that has a recent history of Latino settlement and has a low ethnolinguistic vitality for : Isabel Velazquez.
Languages are dying at an alarming rate all over the world. Estimates range from 50% to as much as 90% by the end of the century. This collection of original papers tries to strike a balance between theoretical, practical and descriptive approaches to language death and language : Language shift is the replacement of one language by another as the primary means of communication and socialization within a community.
In an effort to understand the factors that contribute to language shift and those which seem to militate against it, this chapter explores several immigrant and non-immigrant contexts around the world, with particular focus on the United by: 8.
The charter defines minority languages based on two criteria: a numerically smaller speaker population and a lack of official status. Accordingly, languages (such as Irish) that have official status but are spoken by smaller segments of a given population do not count as minority languages.
the school can do to protect the minority language. Keywords Minority Language, Education, Bilingual Education, Protecting Commons Attribution International 1. Introduction Necessity and Importance of Minority Language Maintenance Gao Hongna in her paper analyzes importance of protecting minority the n- laFile Size: KB.
Bourhis, R. Acculturation, language maintenance, and language shift. In J. Klatter-Folmer & P. van Avermaat (Eds.), Theories on maintenance and loss of minority languages: Towards a more integrated explanatory framework (pp.
This book is intended as an introduction to bilingual education and bilingualism. Written from a cross-disciplinary perspective, the book covers a wide range of topics: individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages; child.
The importance of minority language maintenance Seven hypotheses on language loss causes and cures. Presented at the second Symposium on Stabilizing Indigenous Languages on may at Northern Arizona University.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN THE MINORITY LANGU October (3) September (1) (1) December (1) (4) September (1). Language Maintenance and its Relationship to Shift 6. On the Advocacy of Language Maintenance: Some Generalizations Rhetorics of Advocacy in Support of Threatened Languages Keeping a Balance Among Views 7.
Relevance of Language Shift and Maintenance Studies for Theoretical and Human Concerns: Concluding Remarks Acknowledgements File Size: KB. Language shift results in the spread of the new language that is adopted, and may result in the endangerment or loss of the old language, some or all of whose speakers are changing their allegiance.
As a result, some readings on language spread and endangerment are relevant to language shift. Endangered Languages. by Anthony Woodbury. Some say that language loss is an inevitable consequence of progress and promotes understanding among groups.
But this goal can be met by the learning of second and third languages, not by the loss of first languages. language maintenance, and even language revival. This is a relatively new. Granted, widely spoken majority languages throughout the world can provide insight into worldviews that differ significantly from a Western point of view.
However, there is a richness in the sheer diversity of minority languages spoken by small groups which are dying out at a rapid rate globally.
Developmental bilingual education programs, also known as maintenance or heritage-language bilingual education, provide students from language minority groups with a program that uses the minority language as the medium of instruction about half the time, and provides content-based instruction in both languages.
The loss of a language is devastating not only for those who speak it, however; it is also devastating to those who study languages. Linguists can learn a lot about human language in general from an examination of the forms found in endangered languages.
With every loss of a language the pool of linguistic data, and with it the scope of ourFile Size: 1MB. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.
My library. human prehistory, and the maintenance of the world’s diverse ecosystems. Above all, speakers of these languages may experience the loss of their language as a loss of their original ethnic and cultural identity (BernardHale ).
Raising awareness about language loss and language diversity will only be successful. Language maintenance, shift and death Language maintenance denotes the continuing use of a language in the face of competition from a regionally and socially more powerful language.
Language shift is the opposite of this: it denotes the replacement of one language by another as the primary means of communication within a community.
Language revitalization, also referred to as language revival or reversing language shift, is an attempt to halt or reverse the decline of a language or to revive an extinct one. Those involved can include parties such as linguists, cultural or community groups, or governments.
Some argue for a distinction between language revival (the resurrection of a dead language with no existing native. Using a rich variety of examples, the book highlights the linkages among languages, dialects and identities, with special attention given to religious, ethnic and national allegiances.
Reviews ‘Written in a truly interdisciplinary spirit, this rich, lucid and irreverent book on language, culture and politics is bound to win admirers across Cited by: The support of parents should definitely be taken into account when considering language maintenance, since the fundamental cause of language loss or attrition is failure to pass it on to the next generation.
In summary, it appears that the underlying factor determining language maintenance is attitude towards the language and ethnic community. Language maintenance 1. Language maintenance: language maintenance refers to the situation where a speaker,a group of speakers,or a speech community continues to use their language in same or all spheres of life despie compettion with the dominant or majority language to become the main language in these spheres 2.
Minority languages in Europe, as part of a common cultural heritage, need protection. The contributions to this book reflect urgent, stimulating and productive debates among researchers in.
Feminist theory is one of the major contemporary sociological theories, which analyzes the status of women and men in society with the purpose of using that knowledge to better women's lives.
Feminist theory is most concerned with giving a voice to women and highlighting the various ways women have contributed to : Ashley Crossman. In linguistics, language death occurs when a language loses its last native extension, language extinction is when the language is no longer known, including by second-language speakers.
Other similar terms include linguicide, the death of a language from natural or political causes, and rarely glottophagy, the absorption or replacement of a minor language by a major language. SOCIOLINGUISTICS:Language Maintenance, Shift and Death 1.
Jholy O. Quintan Jobelle L. Peñano Bryan E. Novio 2. CONTACT and BORROWING Language contact has traditionally been a subfield of historical linguistics, concentrating on changes in language that are due to external contact with other languages, rather than with internal change.
One concern of language-contact. The state of minority languages: International perspectives on survival and decline. Lisse, the Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger. Fase, Willem, Koen Jaspaert, & Sjaak Kroon. (Eds.) (). Maintenance and loss of minority languages.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Gal, Susan (). Language shift: Social determinants of linguistic change in. A Brief Overview of Language Development Theories The most prominent figure in language development is Noam Chomsky, who’s been studying this ever since his days at MIT.
Then there are those who have offered their take on language development from a psychological perspective. Multilingualism and Minority Languages in South Africa - A Discussion Paper.
Kathleen Thorpe (Johannesburg).  In South Africa, as in many other countries around the world with either an ethnically mixed population or with a colonial past, language is an extremely emotive issue with economic, social and more often than not, political implications.
Plus: Awareness enhances consciousness, where dissimilarity may lead to animosity, prejudice, segregation; language maintenance may be stronger. (e.g. Japanese- Americans in WWII internment camps.) Minus: Dissimilarity leads to greater attempts by 2nd, 3rd generations to assimilate; language is lost.
Suppression of Minority Language.Majority language spread vs. minority language loss: A case study of Tujia. In T. Ammerlaan, M. Hulsen, H.
Strating, & K. Yagmur (Eds.). Sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives on maintenance and loss of minority languages (pp. –).Cited by: In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance.