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TitleThe Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities [electronic resource] / edited by Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, Bernadette O’Rourke
ImprintLondon : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXI, 612 p. 10 illus. online resource


‘This Handbook is, quite simply, a tour de force. Offering far greater breadth, depth and analytical heft than ever before, it extends the fields of minority language studies and multilingualism conceptually, disciplinarily, geographically, and pragmatically. It is sure to be a key reference for years to come.’ —Stephen May, University of Auckland, New Zealand ‘This Handbook offers detailed accounts of minority language communities on every continent and presents a stunning testament to the resilience of minority language policy actors and community identities in the face of migration, mobility and globalizing forces.’ —Nancy H. Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania, USA ‘This outstanding collection of perspectives makes a signal contribution to practical understanding and intervention in legal, educational and policy fields. Expertly edited to produce coherence of focus and consistency of treatment it provides excellent coverage of a diverse range of settings across the world. It is a consolidated resource that rewards regular reading and deep study.’ —Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne, Australia This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration. Gabrielle Hogan-Brun is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK. She is founding editor of the book series Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities. Her publications include Minority Languages in Europe: Frameworks – Status – Prospects (ed. with S. Wolff, 2003) and Linguanomics: What is the Market Potential of Multilingualism? (2017). Bernadette O’Rourke is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Heriot-Watt University, UK. She is Chair of the EU COST Action IS1306 entitled New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges (2013 – 2018)


Introduction -- Chapter 1: Minority Languages and Communities in a Changing World; Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Bernadette O’Rourke -- Part I: Minority Language Rights, Protection, Governance -- Chapter 2: Minority Language Rights and Standards: Definitions and Applications at the Supra-national Level; Fernand de Varennes and Elzbieta Kuzborska -- Chapter 3: Minority Language Rights in the Russian Federation: The End of a Long Tradition?; Bill Bowring -- Chapter 4: Minority Languages, Governance and Regulation; Colin Williams and John Walsh -- Part II: Recognition, Self-determination, Autonomy -- Chapter 5: The Recognition of Ethnic and Language Diversity in Nation-States and Consociations; Christian Giordan -- Chapter 6: Linguistic Recognition in Deeply Divided Societies: Antagonism or Reconciliation?; Máiréad Nic Craith and Philip McDermott -- Chapter 7: National Cultural Autonomy and Linguistic Rights in Central and Eastern Europe; David Smith, Federica Prina and Judit Molnar Sansum -- Chapter 8: Sign Language Communities; Maartje De Meulder, Verena Krausneker, Graham Turner and John Bosco Gonama -- Part III: Migration, Settlement, Mobility -- Chapter 9: Changing Perspectives on Language Maintenance and Shift in Transnational Settings: From Settlement to Mobility; Anne Pauwels -- Chapter 10: Arctic Languages in Canada in the Age of Globalisation; Donna Patrick -- Part IV: Economics, Markets, Commodification -- Chapter 11: Minority Languages and Markets; Sari Pietikäinen, Helen Kelly-Holmes and Maria Rieder -- Chapter 12: Language Economics and Issues of Planning for Minority Languages in Africa; Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu -- Chapter 13: Language Minorities in a Globalized Economy: The Case of Professional Translation in Canada; Matthieu LeBlanc -- Part V: Education, Literacy, Access -- Chapter 14: Indigenous Children’s Language Practices in Australia; Samantha Disbray and Gillian Wigglesworth -- Chapter 15: Minorities, Languages, Education and Assimilation in Southeast Asia; Peter Sercombe -- Chapter 16: Literacy in My Language? Principles, Practices, Prospects; Clinton Robinson -- Part VI: Media, Public Usage, Visibility -- Chapter 17: Minority Language Media: Issues of Power, Finance and Organization; Tom Moring -- Chapter 18: Minority Languages and Social Media; Daniel Cunliffe -- Chapter 19: Linguistic Landscapes and Minority Languages; Durk Gorter, Heiko Marten and Luk Van Mensel -- Part VII: Endangerment, Ecosystems, Resilience -- Chapter 20: Resilience for Minority Languages; David Bradley -- Chapter 21: Minority Contact Languages, Small Islands and Linguistic Ecology; Joshua Nash -- Chapter 22: The Yiddish Conundrum: A Cautionary Tale for Language Revivalism; Dovid Katz

Linguistic minorities Sociolinguistics Multilingualism Language policy Linguistic change Migration Minority Languages. Sociolinguistics. Multilingualism. Language Policy and Planning. Language Change. Migration.


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