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Global Survey of Revitalization Efforts: A mixed methods approach to understanding language revitalization practices

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dc.contributor.author Pérez Báez, Gabriela
dc.contributor.author Vogel, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Patolo, Uia
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-28T09:18:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-28T09:18:17Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Pérez Báez, Gabriela, Rachel Vogel, & Uia Patolo. 2019. Global Survey of Revitalization Efforts: A mixed methods approach to understanding language revitalization practices. Language Documentation & Conservation 13: 446-513.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24871
dc.description.abstract The world’s linguistic diversity, estimated at over 7,000 languages, is declining rapidly. As awareness about this has increased, so have responses from a number of stakeholders. In this study we present the results of the Global Survey of Revitalization Efforts carried out by a mixed methods approach and comparative analysis of revitalization efforts worldwide. The Survey included 30 questions, was administered online in 7 languages, and documented 245 revitalization efforts yielding some 40,000 bits of data. In this study, we report on frequency counts and show, among other findings, that revitalization efforts are heavily focused on language teaching, perhaps over intergenerational transmission of a language, and rely heavily on community involvement although do not only involve language community members exclusively. The data also show that support for language revitalization in the way of funding, as well as endorsement, is critical to revitalization efforts. This study also makes evident the social, cultural, political, and geographic gaps in what we know about revitalization worldwide. We hope that this study will strengthen broad interest and commitment to studying, understanding, and supporting language revitalization as an integral aspect of the history of human language in the 21st century.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.format.extent 68 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject language revitalization
dc.subject surveys
dc.subject language vitality
dc.title Global Survey of Revitalization Efforts: A mixed methods approach to understanding language revitalization practices
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation
prism.volume 13
prism.startingpage 446
prism.endingpage 513
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