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Title: Chapter 1. Introduction: Documenting and Revitalizing Austronesian Languages 
Author: Florey, Margaret
Date: 2007
Citation: Florey, Margaret. 2007. Chapter 1. Introduction: Documenting and Revitalizing Austronesian Languages, In D. Victoria Rau and Margaret Florey (eds). 2007. Documenting and Revitalizing Austronesian Languages. 1-12. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of the issues and themes which emerge throughout this book. It begins with a brief description of language revitalization activities which are taking place in the Pazeh, Kahabu and Thao aboriginal communities in the mountains and plains of Taiwan. The activities of elders in these communities exemplify the growth of language activism. These case studies lead to a discussion of changes in the field of linguistics and the alliances which are being built between linguists and community language activists. The 11 chapters in the book are then reviewed within the key themes of international capacity building initiatives, documentation and revitalization activities, and computational methods and tools for language documentation.
Series/Report No.: LD&C Special Publication
Sponsorship: National Foreign Language Resource Center and University of Hawai‘i Press
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3309-1
Keywords: Pazeh, Kahabu, Thao, Taiwan, language activism

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