Cassie Smith-Christmas, Noel P. O Murchadha, Michael Hornsby, Mairead Moriarty
New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices (PDF) represents the primary assortment specifically dedicated to New Speaker Studies; concentrating on language ideologies and practices of audio system in a variety of minority language communities. Over 13 chapters; it employs the brand new speaker lens to analyze not solely linguistic points; equivalent to language change and variation; phonetics; language acquisition; morphosyntax; code-switching; but in addition sociolinguistic points; equivalent to integration; legitimacy; and motivation in language studying and use. Besides encompassing a variety of languages – Basque; Galician; Giernesiei Breton; Irish; Scottish Gaelic; and Welsh – and their completely different sociolinguistic circumstances; the chapters additionally cowl a collection of interactional settings: institutional settings; media; and the house area; and additionally completely different contexts for turning into a brand new speaker of a minority language; equivalent to by way of schooling or by migration. This assortment exhibits an output by a vigorous community of researchers: it’s going to attraction to researchers; lecturers; and postgraduate college students working within the area of sociolinguistics; language coverage; utilized linguistics; and these working inside minority language communities.
“The ebook is obviously written for graduate students and researchers; but the issues discussed throughout may also be of interest to a broader readership; mainly language activists and language teachers. … Overall; this ebook makes an important contribution to the literature. … Many of the issues treated in this collection will be known to scholars of language contact and shift; but the chapters offer a new perspective on many of them.” — Colin J. Flynn; Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development; December 26; 2019
“It is the first ebook on new speakers that examines the practical implications of new speaker theory on populations and includes quantitative studies into a largely qualitative field. … most of the more predominant voices in new speaker theory are present in the ebook; this volume is sure to become crucial reading for all those with interest in this developing field; particularly concerning minority languages.” — Deirdre A. Dunlevy; Language Policy; Vol. 18; 2019
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