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Pütz, Martin / Mundt, Neele (Hrsg.): Vanishing Languages in Context. Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives. 320 S. - Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Bern / Bruxelles / New York / Oxford / Wien: Lang, 2016.
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This volume grew out of the 36th International LAUD Symposium, which was held in March 2014 at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Landau, Germany. There is general consensus among language experts that slightly more than half of today’s 7,000 languages are under severe threat of extinction even within fifty to one hundred years. The 13 papers contained in this volume explore the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why this matters, and what can be done and achieved to document and support endangered languages especially in the context of an ever increasing globalized world. The issue of vanishing languages is discussed from a variety of methodologies and perspectives: sociolinguistics, language ecology, language contact, language policy/planning, attitudes and linguistic inequalities.


Acknowledgements S. 7
Pütz, Martin / Mundt, Neele:
  Introduction: Vanishing Languages in Context S. 9
Section I: Language planning, linguistic inequalities and human rights
Alimi, Modupe M.:
  Micro language planning, minority languages and advocacy groups in Botswana S. 21
Borchers, Dörte:
  Linguistic rights and mother tongue education in post-civil war Nepal S. 37
Kebeya-Omondi, Hilda / Kanana Erastus, Fridah:
  Devolution of governance and linguistic (in) equalities in Kenya S. 51
Section II: Language attitudes, discourse and ideology
Ghimenton, Anna / Depau, Giovanni:
  Ideologies and expressed attitudes in Internet: Comparing ethnic identities in two regional communities (Veneto and Sardinia) S. 73
Mundt, Neele:
  Endangering indigenous languages: An empirical study of language attitudes and identity in post-colonial Cameroon S. 103
Schneider, Britta:
  Language ideologies beyond ethnicity – Observing popular music styles and their potential relevance for understanding processes of endangerment S. 133
Sippola, Eeva:
  Rap and resistance in Chabacano S. 157
Stanulewicz, Danuta / Smentek, Małgorzata:
  The Kashubian language at school: Facts and attitudes S. 177
Section III: Case studies of endangered minority languages
Marten, Heiko F. / Lazdiņa, Sanita:
  Latgalian in Latvia: How a minority language community gains voice during societal negotiations about the status of two major languages S. 195
Rieder, Maria:
  The case of Cant: The Irish Travellers and their linguistic repertoire in the context of a changing cultural identity S. 223
Senayon, Esther:
  Non-native speaker mother, personal family efforts and language maintenance: The case of Ogu (Nigeria) in my family S. 255
Sunday Omachonu, Gideon:
  Language endangerment in Northern Nigeria: The case of Igala S. 279
Lee, Eileen:
  Linguistic diversity and endangerment in Malaysia: The case of Papia Kristang S. 295
Subject Index S. 319
Language Index S. 321