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Query:   Endangered Language Breakdown
Author:  Serena Crivellaro
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis
Syntax

Summary:   REGARDING QUERY: HTTP://WWW.LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/16/16-2688.HTML#1

RELEVANT LITERATURE:
DORIAN, NANCY, ED. 1989 INVESTIGATING OBSOLESCENCE: STUDIES IN LANGUAGE
CONTRACTION AND DEATH. NEW YORK: CAMBRIDGE UP.
DORIAN, NANCY. LANGUAGE DEATH : THE LIFE CYCLE OF A SCOTTISH GAELIC
DIALECT. PHILADELPHIA : UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS, 1981.
JONES, MARI. LANGUAGE OBSOLESCENCE AND REVITALIZATION : LINGUISTIC CHANGE
IN TWO SOCIOLINGUISTICALLY CONTRASTING WELSH COMMUNITIES. OXFORD [ENGLAND]
: CLARENDON PRESS ; NEW YORK : OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998.
SCHMIDT, ANNETTE (1985): YOUNG PEOPLE'S DYIRBAL. AN EXAMPLE OF LANGUAGE
DEATH FROM AUSTRALIA. CAMBRIDGE ET AL.: UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985 (= CAMBRIDGE
STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS; SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME).

SIMILAR BEHAVIOR:
YAN-NHANGU PEOPLE (NORTHERN AUSTRALIA) [DIALECTAL VARIATION]
ZAPOTECAN WORD ORDER [SYNTAX]
IRISH [INCOMPLETE ACQUISITION BY YOUNGER SPEAKERS]
AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGES, NO FURTHER SPECIFICATION
ST'AT'IMCETS (LILLOOET, BRITISH COLUMBIA) [PHONETIC VARIATION]

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE RESPONDENTS AGAIN FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND TIMELY
ANSWERS TO MY QUERY—YOU HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY HELPFUL!

LL Issue: 16.2815
Date Posted: 30-Sep-2005
Original Query: Read original query