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Introduction DAVID BRADLEY La Trobe University This special issue is the outcome of a symposium on this topic held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, on 27 June 2009, and supported by the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (CIPL; see http://www.ciplnet.com). CIPL has long encouraged and supported work on endangered languages. CIPL made language endangerment a central theme of the Congrès International des Linguistes XV held in Ottawa, Canada in 1992. As a part of this theme, there was a plenary panel on the sociolinguistics of language endangerment, with presentations published in advance (Robins and Uhlenbeck 1991). This was the first worldwide survey of the degree of language endangerment. Subsequently, CIPL also continued with language endangerment as a core focus, with two plenary presentations in Prague in 2003 at its Congrès XVII and with a prize for work on language endangerment awarded at the Prague Congrès XVII and at the Seoul Congrès XVIII in 2008. This issue contains six contributions that were first given at the symposium. All focus on different aspects of the sociolinguistics of language endangerment, and most have been substantially revised and expanded since their initial presentation. They represent cases in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anthropological Linguistics University of Nebraska Press

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Abstract

DAVID BRADLEY La Trobe University This special issue is the outcome of a symposium on this topic held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, on 27 June 2009, and supported by the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (CIPL; see http://www.ciplnet.com). CIPL has long encouraged and supported work on endangered languages. CIPL made language endangerment a central theme of the Congrès International des Linguistes XV held in Ottawa, Canada in 1992. As a part of this theme, there was a plenary panel on the sociolinguistics of language endangerment, with presentations published in advance (Robins and Uhlenbeck 1991). This was the first worldwide survey of the degree of language endangerment. Subsequently, CIPL also continued with language endangerment as a core focus, with two plenary presentations in Prague in 2003 at its Congrès XVII and with a prize for work on language endangerment awarded at the Prague Congrès XVII and at the Seoul Congrès XVIII in 2008. This issue contains six contributions that were first given at the symposium. All focus on different aspects of the sociolinguistics of language endangerment, and most have been substantially revised and expanded since their initial presentation. They represent cases in

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Anthropological LinguisticsUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Mar 12, 2010

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