Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity: The Success-Failure Continuum in Language and Ethnic…

Hardcover | April 27, 2011

EditorJoshua Fishman, Ofelia Garcia

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Like the first volume, The Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, Volume 2 is a reference work on the interconnection between language and ethnic identity. In this volume, 37 new essays provide a systematic look at different language and ethnic identity efforts, assess their relativesuccesses and failures, and place the cases on a success-failure continuum. The reasons for these failures and successes and the linguistic, social, and political contexts involved are subtle and highly complex. Some of these factors have to do with whether the language is considered a dialect, as in the cases of Bavarian, Ebonics, and Scots (considered to be dialects of German, American English, and British English, respectively). Other factors have to do with government policy, as in the cases of Basqueand Navajo. Still other factors are historical, such as the way Canaanite was supplanted in present-day Israel by another classical language-Hebrew.Although the volume offers considerable sophistication in the treatment of language, ethnicity and identity, it has been written for the non-specialized reader, whether student or layperson. The contributors are an international group of well-known scholars in a range of fields. Fishman and Garciaprovide a detailed introduction that addresses the difficulty of assessing the success or failure of a language. They also present a conclusion that integrates the data presented in the volume.

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Like the first volume, The Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, Volume 2 is a reference work on the interconnection between language and ethnic identity. In this volume, 37 new essays provide a systematic look at different language and ethnic identity efforts, assess their relativesuccesses and failures, and place the cases on a s...

Joshua Fishamn is Distinguished University Research Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus at Yeshiva University. Ofelia Garcia is Professor of Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 6.5 × 9.41 × 1.69 inPublished:April 27, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Joshua A. Fishman and Ofelia Garcia: Foreward1. Joshua A. Fishman: Examining Contrarianism: The Success-Failure Continuum in Language and Ethnic-Identity Efforts2. Neville Alexander: Afrikaans: Success or Failure?3. Peter Unseth: Invention of Scripts in West Africa for Ethnic Revitalization4. Fatima Sadiqi: The Teaching of Amazigh (Berber) in Morocco5. Moja Ennaji: The Promotion of Moroccan Arabic: Successes and Failures6. Mohamed Daoud: The Survival of French in Tunisian Identity7. Ghil'ad Zuckermann: Hebrew Revivalists' Goals vis a vis the Emerging Israeli Language8. Django Paris and Arnetha F. Ball: African American language in U.S. Education and Society: A Story of Success and Failure9. Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth and Timothy John Ebsworth: Learning English in Puerto Rico: An Approach-Avoidance Conflict?10. David F. Marshall: The Reforming of English Spelling11. Serafin M. Coronel-Molina: Quechua Language Policy and Planning in Peru12. Aurolyn Luykx: Paradoxes of Quechua Language Revitalization in Bolivia: Back and forth Along the Success-Failure Continuum13. Robert B. Kaplan and Richard B. Baldauf, Jr.: North Korea's Language Revision and Some Unforeseen Consequences14. Shouhui Zhao and Richard B. Baldauf, Jr.: Simplifying Chinese Characters: Not a Simple Matter15. David Bradley: Problems of Orthography Development for the Yi in China16. M. Obaidul Hamid: Planning for Failure: English and Language Policy and Planning in Bangladesh17. Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew: The Emergence, Role, and Future of the Malay in Singapore18. Mahdav M. Deshpande: Efforts to Vernacularize Sanskrit: Degree of Success and Failure19. E. Annamalai: The Political Rise of Tamil in the Dravidian Movement in South India20. Sipra Mukherjee: The Politics of Language and Dialect in Colonial India: The Case of Asamiya21. Maryam Borjian and Habib Borjian: Plights of Persian in the Modernization Era22. Jala Garibova: A Pan-Turkic Dream: Language Unification of Turks23. Sabine Ehrhart and Fernand Fehlen: Luxembourgish: A Success Story? A Small National Language in a Multilingual Country24. Anthony Rowley: Bavarian: Successful Dialect or Failed Language?25. Michael Hornsby and Shaun Nolan: The Regional languages of Brittany26. Maria-Jose Azurmendi and Inaki Martinez de Luna: Success-Failure Continuum of Euskara in the Basque Country27. Miquel Angel Lledo: The Independent Standardization of Valencian: From Official Use to Underground Resistance28. Joshua A. Fishman: The Failure of German Language Advocacy among Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jews prior to and since the Holocaust29. Marc L. Greenberg: The Illyrian Movement: A Croatian Vision of South Slavic Unity30. Marian Sloboda: Belarusian31. Anna Veronika Wendland: The Ukrainian-Ruthenian Success-Failure Continuum in Austrian Galicia32. Erling Wande: From Tornedal Finnish to Meankieli: A Tornedalian Success Story?33. Tove Bull: Samnorsk34. Giedrius Subacius: The Forgotten Model of a Separate Standard Lowland Lithuanian: Jurgis Pabreza (1771-1849)35. Nancy C. Dorian: The Ambiguous Arithmetic of Language Maintenance and Revitalization36. Ofelia Garcia: Exploring the Variables in Successes and Failures of Language and Ethnic Identity Efforts37. Joshua A. Fishman: Dubious Arithmetic, Hugging the Center, and Never say Die!