Re-vitalizing an indigenous language: Dictionaries of Ainu languages in Japan, 1625–2013

@article{Hansen2014RevitalizingAI,
  title={Re-vitalizing an indigenous language: Dictionaries of Ainu languages in Japan, 1625–2013},
  author={A. S. Hansen},
  journal={Lexicographica},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={547 - 578}
}
Abstract The re-vitalization of indigenous languages depends on political and legal support and the implementation of language rights depends on knowledge of vocabulary and grammar structures of the individual languages. Throughout the nineteenth century world, compilers of dictionaries adapted indigenous languages to match standards defined in nation-building and, thereby, enabled latent possibilities for indigenous populations to re-vitalize their languages in connection with the United… Expand