Another view of endangered languages

  title={Another view of endangered languages},
  author={Peter Ladefoged},
  pages={809 - 811}
The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages: Structural aspects of language endangerment
A major goal of linguistics is to understand what is possible and what is impossible in human languages, and through this to understand the potentials and limitations of human cognition as refl ectedExpand
The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages: Revitalization of endangered languages
This chapter presents some outcomes of language contact, and linguistic and social-psychological mechanisms operating in contact situations. It discusses notions of how contact-induced change isExpand
Colonisation , Globalisation , and the Future of Languages in the Twenty-first Century
The typical academic discourse on language endangerment has presented languages as anthropomorphic organisms with lives independent of their speakers and capable of negotiating on their own the termsExpand
Disappearing, Inc.: Glimpsing the sublime in the politics of access to endangered languages
Abstract The central themes of a popular and scholarly literature of language endangerment are connected broadly to European concepts of Wonder and the Sublime, and specifically to an AmericanExpand
The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages: Language curriculum design and evaluation for endangered languages
This chapter contextualizes the notion of endangered languages in a model of language and society. For sociolinguists, language loss, except as a result of extinction of speakers by natural disasterExpand
Endangered language families
Linguists have increased their documentation efforts in response to the sharp decline in the number of languages. Greater awareness and new sources of funding have led to an upsurge in languageExpand
Language Revitalization and its Discontents: An essay and review of Saving languages: An introduction to language revitalization
Endangered languages are of obvious interest to linguists, and it is remarkable that recent levels of concern have shown that many of them are more or less committed to doing something to stemExpand
The case for a laissez-faire language policy
Abstract Much current literature on language death is flawed by not taking into sufficient account the role of the nation-states in bringing about much of today’s global language endangerment. It isExpand
Sociolinguistics: Language spread, shift and maintenance: how groups choose their language
Languages, like organic species can be classified into groups and subgroups … Dominant languages and dialects spread and lead to the gradual extinction of other tongues. Charles Darwin, The DescentExpand
Sociolinguistics: Diglossia and bilingualism: functional restrictions on language choice
– About my school, mum, dit l'enfant en marchant vers l'arret d'autobus. – Oui? Dit la maman. – It's a great school, isn't it? – Oui, c'est une ecole formidable, repond-elle avec sincerite. – TheExpand