Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization


A comprehensive overview of the language revitalization movement, from the Arcticto the Amazon and across continents ... The handbook is divided into two parts,the first of which expands on language revitalization issues of theory and practicewhile the second covers regional perspectives in an effort to globalize anddecolonize the field. The collection examines critical issues in languagerevitalization, including: language rights, language and well-being, and languagepolicy; language in educational institutions and in the home; new methodologies andvenues for language learning; and the roles of documentation, literacies, and theinternet. The volume also contains chapters on the kinds of language that are lessoften researched such as the revitalization of music, of whistled languages and signlanguages, and how languages change when they are being revitalized.

Leena Huss
Gerald Roche
Publication date: 
March 1, 2018
Publication type: 
Recent Publication
Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss, and Gerald Roche, editors, Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization (Routledge, 2018)