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Afterword  

David Crystal

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
This afterword looks back over the articles in the book, using a developmental metaphor to identify the stage that endangerment linguistics seems to have reached. Pure and applied aspects ... More

Anything Can Happen: The Verb Lexicon and Interdisciplinary Fieldwork  

Nicholas Evans

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The centrality of language in human life means we cannot document any language without understanding all the spheres of knowledge it is used to talk about. Equally, undocumented languages ... More

Approaches to and Strategies for Language Revitalization  

Leanne Hinton

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
There are many paths language revitalization can take, but they are not mutually exclusive. A central aspect of language revitalization is the creation of new speakers. One path is for ... More

Assessing Degrees of Language Endangerment  

Nala H. Lee and John R. Van Way

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
The need for accurate measures of language endangerment is now more important than ever, given the global problem of language endangerment. In this chapter, different vitality measures are ... More

Audio and Video Recording Techniques for Linguistic Research  

Anna Margetts and Andrew Margetts

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article gives an account of practical issues with audio and video recordings in a fieldwork setting, based on real-life experiences. In addition to some standard recommendations, it ... More

Botanical Collecting  

Barry J. Conn

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article illustrates the requirement of plants and their association with people. Since plants are a very important part of the material and cultural heritage of all communities, those ... More

Climate Change and Its Consequences for Cultural and Language Endangerment  

Christopher P. Dunn

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
Climate change is arguably one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. The implications for natural ecological (terrestrial and marine) and agricultural systems are enormous. The ... More

Cognitive Linguistics and Anthropological Linguistics  

Gary B. Palmer

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Emotion language has been the object of intensive study in recent years, both in cognitive linguistics and in anthropology. Cognitive and anthropological linguists are struggling to parse ... More

Comparative Analysis in Language Revitalization Practices: Addressing the Challenge  

Gabriela Pérez Báez, Rachel Vogel, and Eve Okura

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
Language revitalization aims at reversing language shift. This chapter seeks to expand knowledge about ongoing efforts to sustain the use of languages by means of a study that goes beyond ... More

Compiling Dictionaries of Endangered Languages  

Kenneth L. Rehg

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
Dictionaries play an essential role in documenting and conserving endangered languages. However, many such languages lack dictionaries, for a variety of reasons. A fundamental one is that ... More

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