Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research

Stebbins, T, Eira, K and Couzens, V 2017, Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research, Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics, New York, United States.

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Title Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research
Author(s) Stebbins, T
Eira, K
Couzens, V
Year 2017
Publisher Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics
Place of publication New York, United States
Subjects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Summary This book advocates for a new model of describing the practices of language revitalization, and decolonizing the research methods used to study them. The volume provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and methodological foundations of working with communities revitalizing their languages. It lays out the conceptual framework at the heart of the project and moves into a description of the model, based on a seven-year research process working with Aboriginal communities in eastern Australia. Six case studies show the model's application in language revival practice. The book critically engages with the notion of revival languages as emergent and ever-transforming and develops a holistic approach to their description that reflects Aboriginal language practitioners' understandings of the nature of language. It seeks to demonstrate how the conceptual tools developed from this approach can support efforts to develop deeply collaborative research, highlight the diversity of language revitalisation practice and map between the realms of old and new, local and global, and the social, cultural, and textual dimensions of language, making this an ideal resource for researchers and scholars in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, education, cultural studies, and post-colonial studies.
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Keyword(s) Indigenous
Language revitalisation
Language & Literature
Social Sciences
ISBN 9781138285286
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