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The green book of language revitalization in practice / edited by Leanne Hinton and Kenneth Hale
Bib ID 875646
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Description San Diego ; Sydney : Academic Press, 2001 
xv, 450 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 0123493536 (alkaline paper) (hardback)
0123493544 (alkaline paper) (paperback)
Summary

With world-wide environmental destruction and globalization of economy, a few languages, especially English, are spreading rapidly in use, while thousands of other languages are disappearing, taking with them important cultural, philosophical and environmental knowledge systems and oral literatures. We all stand to suffer from such a loss, none more so than the communities whose very identity is being threatened by the impending death of their languages. In response to this crisis, indigenous communities around the world have begun to develop a myriad of projects to keep their languages alive. This volume is a set of detailed accounts about the kind of work that is going on now as people struggle for their linguistic survival. It also serves as a manual of effective practices in language revitalization.- Publisher's description.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Language attrition.  |  Language maintenance.  |  Linguistic minorities.  |  Education - Language - Indigenous languages.  |  Language - Maintenance.  |  Indigenous peoples - North America.
Other authors/contributors Hinton, Leanne  |  Hale, Ken, 1934-

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