Language Arts & Disciplines

Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages

Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages

Author: Willem Fase

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027241016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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The papers in this volume describe a wide variety of language contact settings in which one or more languages are in a process of shift. In the first part of the book theoretical perspectives are presented, followed by linguistic, sociological and descriptive studies of languages and countries that have attracted the interest of researchers before, as well as less well known examples. Data are presented from: the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Israel, The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Morocco, Finland, Malaysia, Germany, USA, Ireland, India, Tanzania and Australia.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Loss and the Crisis of Cognition

Language Loss and the Crisis of Cognition

Author: K. Dallas Kenny

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110812374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.
Education

Face[t]s of First Language Loss

Face[t]s of First Language Loss

Author: Sandra G. Kouritzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135671037

Category: Education

Page: 229

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This book contributes to the understanding of first-language loss in both immigrant and indigenous communities in (at least) three ways. First, it provides insight into the process of language loss and the factors contributing to it. Second, it attempts to define, from an insider perspective, what it means to "lose" a language. Third, it analyzes the perceived consequences of first language loss in terms of social, academic, emotional, and economic factors--an approach previously lacking in research on language loss. Most studies of first language loss are impersonal, even when they tell emotional stories. This polyphonic book about language loss and imperfect learning of heritage languages tells the inside story. Easy to read and yet academic, it gives voice to five different storytellers who relate the histories of their first language loss and analyzes themes from 21 life-history case studies of adults who had lost their first languages while learning English. The stories in this book make a compelling argument that heritage languages should be preserved, that ESL should be about developing bilinguals not English monolinguals. Important reading for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in ESL and bilingual education, multicultural education, cultural studies, and sociology, this book will also interest qualitative researchers as an example of a unique form of both doing and writing research.
Social Science

The Language Loss of the Indigenous

The Language Loss of the Indigenous

Author: G. N. Devy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317293132

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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This volume traces the theme of the loss of language and culture in numerous post-colonial contexts. It establishes that the aphasia imposed on the indigenous is but a visible symptom of a deeper malaise — the mismatch between the symbiotic relation nurtured by the indigenous with their environment and the idea of development put before them as their future. The essays here show how the cultures and the imaginative expressions of indigenous communities all over the world are undergoing a phase of rapid depletion. They unravel the indifference of market forces to diversity and that of the states, unwilling to protect and safeguard these marginalized communities. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of cultural and literary studies, linguistics, sociology and social anthropology, as well as tribal and indigenous studies.
Social Science

Cinema and Language Loss

Cinema and Language Loss

Author: Tijana Mamula

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136227370

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Cinema and Language Loss provides the first sustained exploration of the relationship between linguistic displacement and visuality in the filmic realm, examining in depth both its formal expressions and theoretical implications. Combining insights from psychoanalysis, philosophy and film theory, the author argues that the move from one linguistic environment to another profoundly destabilizes the subject’s relation to both language and reality, resulting in the search for a substitute for language in vision itself – a reversal, as it were, of speaking into seeing. The dynamics of this shift are particularly evident in the works of many displaced filmmakers, which often manifest a conflicted interaction between language and vision, and through this question the signifying potential, and the perceptual ambiguities, of cinema itself. In tracing the encounter between cinema and language loss across a wide range of films – from Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard to Chantal Akerman’s News from Home to Michael Haneke’s Caché – Mamula reevaluates the role of displacement in postwar Western film and makes an original contribution to film theory and philosophy based on a reconsideration of the place of language in our experience and understanding of cinema.

Loss and Language

Loss and Language

Author: Jenny Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017046868

Category:

Page: 63

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Children

Proceedings of the 32nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. 2 (2008)

Proceedings of the 32nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. 2 (2008)

Author: Harvey Chan

Publisher:

ISBN: 157473184X

Category: Children

Page: 609

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The 32nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development was held November 2-4, 2007, in Boston, MA. The proceedings contain 51 of the papers presented at the conference, including the keynote paper by Ellen Bialystok and the plenary paper by William O'Grady.
Language and languages

Languages of the World

Languages of the World

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113579630

Category: Language and languages

Page:

View: 490

Language and languages

Report of the Nationwide Language Conference "Language Status in the FSM."

Report of the Nationwide Language Conference

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052982215

Category: Language and languages

Page: 38

View: 456

English language

Our Language

Our Language

Author: Frederik Atherton Fernald

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951T00079521W

Category: English language

Page:

View: 400

Language and culture

Language Use and Language Attitudes in Sudan

Language Use and Language Attitudes in Sudan

Author: Helene Fatima Idris

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000126601263

Category: Language and culture

Page: 266

View: 468

Electronic journals

International Journal of the Sociology of Language

International Journal of the Sociology of Language

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017913515

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 518

View: 932