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Vanishing Languages in Context

Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives


Edited By Martin Pütz and Neele Mundt

This volume grew out of the 36 th International LAUD Symposium, which was held in March 2014 at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Landau, Germany. There is general consensus among language experts that slightly more than half of today’s 7,000 languages are under severe threat of extinction even within fifty to one hundred years. The 13 papers contained in this volume explore the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why this matters, and what can be done and achieved to document and support endangered languages especially in the context of an ever increasing globalized world. The issue of vanishing languages is discussed from a variety of methodologies and perspectives: sociolinguistics, language ecology, language contact, language policy/planning, attitudes and linguistic inequalities.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: International L.A.U.D.-Symposium (36th : 2014 : Universität Koblenz-Landau) | Pütz, Martin, 1955-, editor. | Mundt, Neele, 1989-editor. Title: Vanishing languages in context : ideological, attitudinal and social identity perspectives / Martin Pütz, Neele Mundt (eds.). Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2016] | Series: Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach-und Kulturwissenschaft = Duisburg Papers on Research in Language and Culture ; Band/Volume 114 Identifiers: LCCN 2016004640| ISBN 9783631670491 (Print) ISBN 9783653062618 (E-Book) Subjects: LCSH: Endangered languages--Congresses. | Linguistic change--Congresses. Classification: LCC P40.5.E57 I67 2014 | DDC 306.44--dc23 LC record available at

ISSN 0934-3709 ISBN 978-3-631-67049-1 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-06261-8 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06261-8

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