Reversing Language Shift: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Assistance to Threatened Languages

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 1991 - Psychology - 431 pages
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This book is about the theory and practice of assistance to speech-communities whose native languages are threatened because their intergenerational continuity is proceeding negatively, with fewer and fewer speakers (or readers, writers and even understanders) every generation.
 

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Fishman, J. A. (1991). Reversing Language Shift: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of assistance to threatened languages (No. 76). Multilingual matters

Contents

Why Try to Reverse Language Shift and Is It Really Possible
10
Where and Why Does Language Shift Occur and How Can
39
How Threatened is Threatened? A Typology of Disadvantaged
81
A BAKERS DOZEN FROM SEVERAL CONTINENTS
122
Secular and UltraOrthodox
187
from its Aboriginal and Immigrant Languages
252
Modem Hebrew French
287
RELATED ISSUES AND RECAPITULATION
337
Limitations on School Effectiveness in Connection with Mother
368
What is Reversing Language Shift
381
Index
421
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About the author (1991)

Joshua A. Fishman is retired Emeritus Distinguished University Research Professor (Yeshiva University and Stanford University) and a frequent award recipient, lecturer, and publisher. He is also the co-founder of the field of sociolinguistics and founding editor of The International Journal of the Sociology of Language.

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