Endangered Languages, Knowledge Systems and Belief Systems by David HirshEndangered Languages, Knowledge Systems and Belief Systems by David Hirsh

Endangered Languages, Knowledge Systems and Belief Systems

byDavid Hirsh

Paperback | January 14, 2014

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Many of the world’s 7000 documented language groups are endangered due to falling rates of language and culture transmission from one generation to the next. Some endangered language groups have been the focus of efforts to reverse patterns of linguistic and cultural loss, with variable success. This book presents case studies of endangered language groups from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific (including Bisu, Iban, Iquito, Quechua, Wawa, Yi and sign languages) and of their associated knowledge and belief systems, to highlight the importance of preserving linguistic and cultural diversity. Issues of identity and pride emerge within the book, alongside discussion of language and culture policy.
David Hirsh is senior lecturer in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on second language development and indigenous language revitalization. He has published in Reading in a Foreign Language and Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée, and in the volumes Teaching A...
Title:Endangered Languages, Knowledge Systems and Belief SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034312326

ISBN - 13:9783034312325

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Table of Contents

Contents: Language situation – Endangered languages – Policy change – Language revitalisation – Knowledge systems – Belief systems – Preserving cultural identity.