Reversing Language Shift Author: Joshua A Fishman

Format:
Paperback - 448 pages
Related Formats:
Hardback 
ISBN:
9781853591211
Published:
05 Sep 1991
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

This superbly organised presentation consists of four introductory theoretical chapters dealing with the why, what and how of RLS, six chapters devoted to 13 separate cases from various parts of the world and four concluding chapters that both restate the underlying theory as well as apply it more broadly, beyond the mother tongue transmission nexus, to second language for which intergenerational continuity is pursued precisely as second languages.

Author Biography:

Joshua A. Fishman is retired Emeritus Distinguished University Research Professor (Yeshiva University and Stanford University) and a frequent award recipient, lecturer, and publisher. He is also the co-founder of the field of sociolinguistics and founding editor of The International Journal of the Sociology of Language.





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