Linguistic Minorities and Literacy

One thing is clear, however: cost and benefit considerations putlinguistic minorities of unwritten languages at a disadvantage from the very beginning. As a consequence, becoming literate, for many linguistic minorities, ...

Linguistic Minorities and Literacy

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

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Linguistic Minorities and Literacy
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: Florian Coulmas
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science.
Language, Literacy and Minorities
Language: en
Pages: 34
Authors: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Categories: Education, Bilingual
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Public Interest Publication

The ideal of a world where bilingualism or multilingualism is a normal and accepted feature is promoted in a commissioned report for International Literacy Year. It is noted that many minority groups are forced into bilingualism as a necessity for survival, but that those skills are rarely seen as an
Language in South Asia
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, S. N. Sridhar
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-27 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

South Asia is a rich and fascinating linguistic area, its many hundreds of languages from four major language families representing the distinctions of caste, class, profession, religion, and region. This comprehensive new volume presents an overview of the language situation in this vast subcontinent in a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic
Linguistic Minorities and Literacy
Language: en
Pages: 133
Authors: Florian Coulmas, Senior Professor In-East Institute Florian Coulmas, Werner Winter
Categories: Language policy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Most of the papers are based on presentations given at a workshop held under the auspices of the United Nations University in Tokyo, Sept. 4-5, 1982.
Critical Literacy, Schooling, and Social Justice
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Allan Luke
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-17 - Publisher: Routledge

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/or practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will