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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Paradoxes of Engagement with Irish Language Community Management, Practice, and Ideology

Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 9028 words.

Since gaining independence in 1922, the Irish Government’s pro-Irish language policy has gone through several stages of development, moving from openly coercive maintenance strategies in...

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Dialects (speech communities), the apparent past, and grammaticalization

Jonathan Owens.

in Arabic Historical Dialectology

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 22397 words.

Over a long-term time frame in a language with several discrete dialects, how far does grammaticalization theory elucidate the history of individual morphemes? This issue is addressed using...

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Post-Soviet Russian-Speaking Diaspora in Italy

Monica Perotto.

in The Russian Language Outside the Nation

April 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 8989 words.

The chapter relates to Russian-speaking emigrants and Russian-Italian bilingual families living in Italy. Based on an extensive fieldwork data it discusses the levels of language...

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Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia

Edited by Robert Parker.

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 230 pages.

It has been said that the study of names is a ‘paradigm case of the convergence of disciplines, where the history of language meets social history’. This volume illustrates that truth in...

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A grammatical sketch of Proto-West Germanic

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor.

in The Development of Old English

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 12211 words.

This chapter is a brief description of the phonology and morphology of Proto-West Germanic, as well as of several dialect divisions that already existed in that prehistoric speech...

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Must We Save the Language? Children’s Discourse on Language and Community in Provençal and Scottish Language Revitalization Movements*

James Costa Wilson.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 7816 words.

This chapter proposes a critical analysis of the types of discourse articulated by children involved in language revitalization programmes in two Western European contexts: Provence...

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Minority Language Use in Kven Communities:

Anna-Kaisa Räisänen.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 4782 words.

This chapter examines the relationship between language beliefs and language ideologies among the Kvens in Northern Norway, and specifically how beliefs about Kven language transmission to...

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Meeting Point: Parameters for the Study of Revival Languages*

Vicki Couzens and Christina Eira.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 8584 words.

As language revival and revitalization rapidly become primary modes of community-based work in Aboriginal Australia, the need for a theoretical foundation for the linguistic scenarios that...

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Conflicting Goals, Ideologies, and Beliefs in the Field*

Lenore A. Grenoble and Simone S. Whitecloud.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 7327 words.

The last two decades have seen a remarkable surge in work in description and documentation of endangered languages, which has required researchers to rethink how they work with indigenous...

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Fluidity in Language Beliefs:*

Chryso Hadjidemetriou.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 9832 words.

This chapter discusses how the revitalization efforts of Kormakiti Maronite Arabic (KMA) in Cyprus may have influenced the beliefs and ideologies of the community towards its language. KMA...

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Ideologies, Beliefs, and Revitalization of Guernesiais (Guernsey)

Yan Marquis and Julia Sallabank.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 7069 words.

This chapter examines language ideologies in a small community (Guernsey, Channel Islands) which reflect wider issues concerning the aims and effectiveness of language-related activities....

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Local Language Ideologies and Language Revitalization among the Sumu-Mayangna Indians of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast Region

Jane Freeland, Eloy Frank Gómez, Gloria Fenly and Stringham Montero Cisneros.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 11201 words.

Through contrastive case studies, this chapter shows how language ideologies can vary not only between but within ethnic groups. It discusses implications for current models of language...

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Revitalizing the Māori Language?

Jeanette King.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 6118 words.

This chapter looks at differing ideologies with respect to the Māori language of New Zealand, comparing what might be termed institutional ideologies with vernacular ideologies....

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The Grammar and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade.

in The Bishop's Grammar

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 14131 words.

As a normative grammar, and with its critical footnotes, Lowth's grammar heralds the next stage in the English standardisation process. It anticipates the rise of the usage guide in the...

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Introduction

Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 10612 words.

This introductory chapter gives some background on the loss of linguistic diversity worldwide and the increased interest in this field since the late twentieth century: in academia, among...

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Grammaticalization processes in the languages of South Asia

Alexander R. Coupe.

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 9939 words.

This chapter describes grammaticalization patterns in a broad selection of languages of South Asia, a multilingual region of the world known to constitute a linguistic area in which...

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Language Beliefs and the Management of Endangered Languages

Bernard Spolsky.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 6826 words.

Language beliefs and ideologies constitute a central component of a theory of language policy. The other interrelated but independent components are the language practices of the community...

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Introduction

PATRICK STEVENSON.

in Language and German Disunity

December 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 5508 words.

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of prevailing theories about linguistic and communicative differences between east and west German speech communities. It then elaborates...

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Whose Ideology, Where, and When? Rama (Nicaragua) and Francoprovençal (France) Experiences*

Colette Grinevald and Michel Bert.

in Endangered Languages

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 11692 words.

Fieldwork on Rama (Nicaragua) and Francoprovençal (France) has revealed ever-present and ever-changing ideological forces at work. This chapter examines how ideologies in the two different...

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(Re)using resources for historical languages

Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray.

in Quantitative Historical Linguistics

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 8893 words.

Chapter 5 covers the topic of language resources in historical linguistics. It explains the relationship between historical corpora and language resources in a data-driven framework, and...

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