publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Language Revitalization

Aidan Pine; Mark Turin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
The world is home to an extraordinary level of linguistic diversity, with roughly 7,000 languages currently spoken and signed. Yet this diversity is highly unstable and is being rapidly eroded through a series of complex and interrelated processes that result in or lead to language loss. The combination of monolingualism and networks of global trade languages that are increasingly technologized have led to over half of the world’s population speaking one of only 13 languages. Such linguistic homogenization leaves in its wake a linguistic landscape that is increasingly endangered. A wide range of factors contribute to language loss and attrition. While some—such ...
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free text keywords: endangered, revitalization, resurgence, colonization, globalization, technology, Indigenous, British Columbia, Hawai'i, Māori, [SHS.LANGUE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics, [SHS.ANTHRO-SE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Social Anthropology and ethnology
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