Revitalizing Minority Languages

Author: Michael Hornsby
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137498803
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New speakers are an increasingly important aspect of the revitalization of minority languages since, in some cases, they can make up the majority of the language community in question. This volume examines this phenomenon from the viewpoint of three minority languages: Breton, Yiddish and Lemko.

New Speakers Of Minority Languages

Author: Cassie Smith-Christmas
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137575581
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This book represents the first collection specifically devoted to New Speaker Studies, focusing on language ideologies and practices of speakers in a variety of minority language communities. Over thirteen chapters, it uses the new speaker lens to investigate not only linguistic issues, such as language variation and change, phonetics, morphosyntax, language acquisition, code-switching, but also sociolinguistic issues, such as legitimacy, integration, and motivation in language learning and use. Besides covering a range of languages - Basque, Breton, Galician, Giernesiei, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh - and their different sociolinguistic situations, the chapters also encompass a series of interactional settings: institutional settings, media and the home domain, as well as different contexts for becoming a new speaker of a minority language, such as by migration or through education. This collection represents an output by a lively network of researchers: it will appeal to postgraduate students, researchers and academics working in the field of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, language policy and those working within minority language communities.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Social Sciences

Author: Georgeta Raţă
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144385767X
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Sciences is a collection of essays on educational issues confronting educators and researchers from three continents (Africa, Asia, and Europe). The essays are grouped into three sections. The first, “Human Resources Management”, discusses issues such as consumer innovativeness, employee expectations, enterprise competitiveness, the global economy, human resources, internet advertising, job performance, the labour market, privatisation policies, profitability, transformational leadership, and work behaviour. The second part, “International Relations”, encompasses topics such as administrative reforms, elections, EU enlargement, mass media, migration, nationalism, and totalitarian thought, while the third, “Sociology”, looks at divorce, everyday life practices, the family structure, feminism, gender issues, the legalisation of prostitution, and women’s rights. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, and students involved in social sciences.

The Librarian S Introduction To Programming Languages

Author: Beth Thomsett-Scott
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442263342
Size: 13,41 MB
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The Librarian’s Introduction to Programming Languages presents case studies and practical applications for using the top programming languages in library and information settings. The languages covered are JavaScript, PERL, PHP, SQL, Python, Ruby, C, C#, and Java.

Encyclopedia Of Stateless Nations

Author: James B. Minahan
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN: 9781610699532
Size: 15,30 MB
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This book addresses the numerous national movements of ethnic groups around the world seeking independence, more self-rule, or autonomy—movements that have proliferated exponentially in the 21st century.

Family Language Policy

Author: C. Smith-Christmas
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137521813
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Based on an eight-year study of a family on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, this book explores why the children in the family do not often speak Gaelic, despite the adults' best efforts to use the language with them, as well as the children's attendance at a Gaelic immersion school.

In Vain I Tried To Tell You

Author: Dell H. Hymes
Editor: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
Size: 16,44 MB
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Adventures In Yiddishland

Author: Jeffrey Shandler
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520244160
Size: 11,85 MB
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"Shandler takes a wide-ranging look at Yiddish culture, including language learning, literary translation, performance, and material culture. He examines children's books, board games, summer camps, klezmer music, cultural festivals, language clubs, Web sites, cartoons, and collectibles - all touchstones of the meaning of Yiddish as it enters its second millennium. Rather than mourn the language's demise, Adventures in Yiddishland calls for taking an expansive approach to the possibilities for the future of Yiddish. Shandler's conceptualization of postvernacularity sheds important new light on contemporary Jewish culture generally and offers insights into theorizing the relation between language and culture."--BOOK JACKET.

Minorities In International Law

Author: Gaetano Pentassuglia
Editor: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287147736
Size: 20,96 MB
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This book, the first in the series of publications on minority issues, provides a critical overview of the protection of minority groups in international law. Topics covered include: the definition of a minority, concepts of state sovereignty and self-determination; the historical context to international human rights law; the legal frameworks developed by the UN, the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the EU; as well as examples of legal approaches adopted by individual European countries to address the protection of minorities.

Ethnicity And Ethnic Conflict In The Post Communist World

Author: Ben Fowkes
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333792568
Size: 14,10 MB
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Ethnic and national conflicts have been an unexpected and major source of problems in many parts of the world in recent times. Nowhere more so than in the formerly communist countries. This book provides a readable introduction to, and brief analytical coverage of, all the ethnic disputes of the 1990s. Full justice is done both to complex present-day situations and the deeper roots of ethnic conflict. This is followed by a review and evaluation of the main available explanations.