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Linguistics and Political Science: A Strategy for Interdisciplinary and Ethical Research Methodology on Language Endangerment and Political Conflict

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dc.contributor.author Chelliah, Shobhana
dc.contributor.author Meernik, James
dc.contributor.author King, Kimi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-21T00:38:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-21T00:38:42Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11
dc.identifier.citation Chelliah, Shobhana, James Meernik, & Kimi King. 2020. Linguistics and Political Science: A Strategy for Interdisciplinary and Ethical Research Methodology on Language Endangerment and Political Conflict. Language Documentation & Conservation 14: 667-691.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24967
dc.description.abstract We propose that linguists and political scientists develop an interdisciplinary and ethical research strategy for studying the relationships between language endangerment and political conflict. A leading cause of language endangerment is political violence driven by outside actors who expropriate land, extract resources, and displace individuals, many of whom reside in communities that speak endangered languages. Most language documentation projects, however, do not address the political landscape that causes the conflict, whether it is history, language policy, conflict over natural resources and ethno-religious identities, or absent and co-opted governmental institutions experienced by the communities in question. At the same time, political scientists have developed models to explain and predict the political conflict and violence that threaten entire communities and can also explain why indigenous communities are particularly at risk of being harmed by this type of violence. We suggest that an interdisciplinary strategy that combines some of the large N data analysis strengths of political science with the qualitative, community-driven research of linguists can best help scholars understand the determinants of language loss; conduct such research ethically, and help utilize the fruits of this research to support and empower endangered language communities.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.format.extent 25 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 political science
dc.subject interdisciplinary
dc.subject ethics
dc.subject politics
dc.title Linguistics and Political Science: A Strategy for Interdisciplinary and Ethical Research Methodology on Language Endangerment and Political Conflict
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation
prism.volume 14
prism.startingpage 667
prism.endingpage 691
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