Family Language Policy

Maintaining an Endangered Language in the Home

Authors: Smith-Christmas, C.

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Based on an eight-year study of a family on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, this book explores why the children in the family do not often speak Gaelic, despite the adults' best efforts to use the language with them, as well as the children's attendance at a Gaelic immersion school.

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Cassie Smith-Christmas is a research fellow for Soillse, the inter-university Gaelic language research network. After completing her PhD at the University of Glasgow, Cassie took up her fellowship with the University of Highlands and Islands and has also held a fellowship at the Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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“The study is oriented to scholars interested in understanding FLP from a language-shift perspective and provides a comprehensive overview of the field, likely useful to researchers and graduate students. … The volume highlights the importance of studying autochthonous minority language contexts (such as Scottish Gaelic) and the role of interaction among extended family members.” (Muhammad Ahmad Alasmari, Language Policy, Vol. 18, 2019)

“The volume is a pioneer in the study of FLP and its relation to language shift. … as the first book-length treatment of FLP, this work will be a great resource for both undergraduate and graduate students in language education, sociolinguistics and bilingualism, as well as for researchers interested in minority-language development and maintenance, language socialisation and linguistic ideologies.” (Juyoung Song, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Vol. 38 (1), March, 2017)



"This brief but incisive and insightful study makes an important contribution to the emerging field of family language policy and to our understanding of the dynamics of language shift more generally."

-Wilson McLeod, Professor of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK

"This book has much to teach those who hope to halt the shift process that threatens the survival of many small and especially indigenous languages around the world. Read this book to learn why the final page does not foresee a completely dark future for Gaelic in this family or predict general failure for efforts to reverse language shift."

-Nancy Dorian, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, Bryn Mawr College, USA

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Language Policy
Book Subtitle
Maintaining an Endangered Language in the Home
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52181-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137521811
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52180-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 137
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