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Endangered Languages of Austronesia
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Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Margaret Florey


This book explores challenges to linguistic vitality confronting many minority languages in the highly diverse and geographically far-flung Austronesian language family. The contributions bring together Indigenous language activists and academic researchers with a long-standing commitment to language documentation in Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, and Vanuatu. Working in partnership with Indigenous communities, the research in this book is the forefront of the development of innovative capacity building strategies and is part of cutting edge, practical solutions for la ... More

Keywords: Austronesian languages, capacity building, minority languages, language documentation, language revitalization, linguistic vitality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199544547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Florey, editor
Monash University

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Part I Overview

1 Introduction

Margaret Florey

Part II Linguistic Vitality: Theory, Assessments, and Challenges

Part III Capacity Building and Revitalization Initiatives

Part IV Pedagogical Approaches to Revitalization and Maintenance