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New Speakers Of Minority Languages

Author : Cassie Smith-Christmas
ISBN : 9781137575586
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book represents the first collection specifically devoted to New Speaker Studies, focusing on language ideologies and practices of speakers in a variety of minority language communities. Over thirteen chapters, it uses the new speaker lens to investigate not only linguistic issues, such as language variation and change, phonetics, morphosyntax, language acquisition, code-switching, but also sociolinguistic issues, such as legitimacy, integration, and motivation in language learning and use. Besides covering a range of languages - Basque, Breton, Galician, Giernesiei, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh - and their different sociolinguistic situations, the chapters also encompass a series of interactional settings: institutional settings, media and the home domain, as well as different contexts for becoming a new speaker of a minority language, such as by migration or through education. This collection represents an output by a lively network of researchers: it will appeal to postgraduate students, researchers and academics working in the field of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, language policy and those working within minority language communities.

Revitalizing Minority Languages

Author : Michael Hornsby
ISBN : 9781137498809
Genre : Social Science
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New speakers are an increasingly important aspect of the revitalization of minority languages since, in some cases, they can make up the majority of the language community in question. This volume examines this phenomenon from the viewpoint of three minority languages: Breton, Yiddish and Lemko.

Minority Languages And Cultural Diversity In Europe

Author : Konstanze Glaser
ISBN : 9781853599323
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book engages critically with debates about linguistic continuity and cultural survival in relation to Europe's authochthonous minorities. Focusing on Scotland's Gaels and Lusatia's Sorbs/Wends, it analyses and evaluates competing assumptions, rationales and ideologies which have shaped previous and present language revitalisation initiatives and that continue to pose dilemmas to language planners and politicians in the UK, Germany and beyond.

The Palgrave Handbook Of Minority Languages And Communities

Author : Gabrielle Hogan-Brun
ISBN : 9781137540669
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration.

Immigrant New Speakers In Minority Language Contexts

Author : Nicola Bermingham
ISBN : OCLC:1085199083
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Minority Language Protection In Europe

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ISBN : 9287167273
Genre : European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
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This volume contains a selection of papers based on presentations given at the international conference entitled "The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages: Achievements and Challenges", co-organised by the Council of Europe, The Government of Spain, The Government of the Basque Country And The University of the Basque Country, which was held in Bilbao (Spain) on 20 and 21 April 2009. This work looks at the future prospects of the charter in the light of the experience gained over the first decade of the charter's existence. it is evident that governments bear the primary responsibility in preparing for ratification and in applying the charter, and this is illustrated by case studies for some states parties To The charter. However, regional and local authorities also play a very important role in relation To The charter as they are confronted on a daily basis with the use and protection of minority languages

Minority Languages In The Linguistic Landscape

Author : Durk Gorter
ISBN : 9780230272446
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

Language Policy And Linguistic Minorities In India

Author : Thomas Benedikter
ISBN : 9783643102317
Genre : History
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This book is an effort to map India's linguistic minorities and to assess the language policy towards these communities. The author provides an appraisal of the extent to which language rights are respected in India's multilingual reality, which takes into consideration the experiences of minority language protection in other regions.

Third International Conference On Minority Languages

Author : Gearóid Mac Eoin
ISBN : 0905028643
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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National Regional And Minority Languages In Europe

Author : Gerhard Stickel
ISBN : 3631603657
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The European linguistic diversity goes far beyond the official national languages of the present 27 member states of the European Union. In every country several languages of smaller or larger groups of speakers are used besides the official language or the languages of the majority population. These languages are autochthonous languages that have been used for a long time in the individual country as well as allochthonous languages of different groups of migrants and their descendants. The sometimes complicated relations between national, regional and minority languages within various countries are discussed in this volume. Besides reports on several countries, the general sociolinguistic and legal conditions are dealt with in overview contributions. In addition, the "Dublin Declaration on the relationship between official languages and regional and minority languages in Europe" is presented in 24 languages.

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