From documenting to revitalizing an endangered language

where do applied linguists fit?

Susan D Penfield, Benjamin V. Tucker

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Abstract

This paper explores the distance between documenting and revitalizing endangered languages and indicates critical points at which applied linguistics can play a role. We look at language documentation, language revitalization and their relationship. We then provide some examples from our own work. We see the lack of applied linguistics as a potential missing link in endangered language work. We call for more applied linguistic training and research focused on endangered languages, more attention to endangered languages within second language pedagogy programmes and a heightened awareness of the need for teamwork across all stakeholders in endangered language contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-305
Number of pages15
JournalLanguage and Education
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

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Keywords

  • Applied linguistics
  • Endangered languages
  • Language documentation
  • Language revitalization

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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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From documenting to revitalizing an endangered language : where do applied linguists fit? / Penfield, Susan D; Tucker, Benjamin V.

In: Language and Education, Vol. 25, No. 4, 07.2011, p. 291-305.

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