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  • Annamalai, E. (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014-01)
    Endangerment of a language is assessed by the shrinking number of its speakers and the failure to pass it on to the next generation. This approach views multilingualism in statistical terms. When multilingualism is defined ...
  • Khokhlova, Liudmila V. (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014-01)
    The notion of ‘language death’ is usually associated with one of the ‘endangered languages’, i.e. languages that are at risk of falling out of use as their speakers die out or shift to some other language. This paper ...
  • Morey, Stephen (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014-01)
    North East India is probably the most linguistically diverse area on the Indian subcontinent, with long established communities speaking languages of four different families – Austroasiatic, Indo-European, Tai-Kadai and ...
  • Brandt, Carmen (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014-01)
    South Asia is rich not only in languages, but also in scripts. However, the various roles script can play in this region have been only marginally explored. Besides an overview of the most important examples from South ...
  • Berez, Andrea L.; Mulder, Jean; Rosenblum, Daisy (University of Hawai'i Press, 2010-05)
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  • Nordhoff, Sebastian (University of Hawai'i Press, 2012-10)
  • Mosel, Ulrike (University of Hawai'i Press, 2012-10)
    This paper discusses the representativeness, coextensitivity and scientific accountability of corpus-based grammatical descriptions of previously unresearched languages. While a grammatical description of a previously ...
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    Nordhoff, Sebastian (University of Hawai'i Press, 2012-10)
  • Quatra, Miguel Marcello (2011-09-23)
    This article describes a self-directed project of linguistic documentation that was carried out over a five-year period in an indigenous Jodï community of the Venezuelan Guayana. The project was somewhat unique in that ...
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  • Reiman, D. Will (University of Hawai'i Press, 2010-12)
    Since at least 1992, when Michael Krauss presented the topic of language endangerment in Language, linguists have been wrestling with the problem that languages are disappearing from the earth faster than they can be ...
  • Childs, Tucker; Good, Jeff; Alice, Mitchell (University of Hawaii Press, 2014-06)
    Most language documentation efforts focus on capturing lexico-grammatical information on individual languages. Comparatively little effort has been devoted to considering a language’s sociolinguistic contexts. In parts of ...
  • Gullberg, Marianne (University of Hawai'i Press, 2012-08)
    Most people in the world speak more than one language, making bilingualism the norm rather than the exception. Furthermore, speakers generally also move their hands – they gesture – in coordination with speech and language ...
  • Aung Si (University of Hawai'i Press, 2011-12)
    The fields of ethnobiology and language documentation have much to offer each other, but for the moment, there are few signs of engagement between practitioners of the two disciplines. In this paper, I argue that projects ...
  • Lindstrom, Lamont (University of Hawai'i Press, 2007-12-17)
    People throughout Vanuatu frequently mix Bislama (that country’s national Pidgin) into their vernaculars. Extensive code-mixing is an obvious indicator, and sometime cause, of language change or even language replacement. ...
  • Bartelson, Emily (University of Hawai'i Press, 2008-06)
  • Olson, Kenneth S.; Ballenas, Emy T.; Borromeo, Nilo M. (University of Hawai'i Press, 2009)
    This paper presents a 207-item digital wordlist of Buhi’non, an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines. The wordlist includes a broad phonetic transcription of each word, an English gloss, an individual WAV recording ...
  • Schembri, Adam; Fenlon, Jordan; Rentelis, Ramas; Reynolds, Sally; Cormier, Kearsy (University of Hawaii Press, 2013-10)
    This paper presents an overview of the British Sign Language Corpus Project—the first endeavor to create a machine-readable digital corpus of British Sign Language (BSL) collected from deaf signers across the United Kingdom. ...

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