A comprehensive overview of the language revitalization movement, from the Arctic to the Amazon and across continents ... The handbook is divided into two parts, the first of which expands on language revitalization issues of theory and practice while the second covers regional perspectives in an effort to globalize and decolonize the field. The collection examines critical issues in language revitalization, including: language rights, language and well-being, and language policy; language in educational institutions and in the home; new methodologies and venues for language learning; and the roles of documentation, literacies, and the internet. The volume also contains chapters on the kinds of language that are less often researched such as the revitalization of music, of whistled languages and sign languages, and how languages change when they are being revitalized.
March 1, 2018
Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss, and Gerald Roche, editors, Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization (Routledge, 2018)