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The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities

Editors: Hogan-Brun, Gabrielle, O’Rourke, Bernadette (Eds.)

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  • A comprehensive handbook from the series editor of Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
  • Brings together over 20 contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law
  • Provides a thorough and wide-reaching appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities
  • Examines a range of language contexts and settings from around the world
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This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration.


About the authors

Gabrielle Hogan-Brun is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK. She is founding editor of the book series Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities, and has published widely on language policy and practices in multilingual settings. Her most recent book is Linguanomics: What is the Market Potential of Multilingualism? (2017). A Salzburg Global Fellow, she has worked with various European organizations on aspects of language policy and economics. 
Bernadette O’Rourke is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Heriot-Watt University, UK. She has published work on the dynamics of multilingual societies, language policy and minority language communities. She holds a Fellowship at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and is currently exploring grassroots revitalization efforts in Galicia as part of its interdisciplinary research programme on Sustaining Minoritized Languages in Europe (SMiLE).

Reviews

“This Handbook is, quite simply, a tour de force. Offering far greater breadth, depth and analytical heft than ever before, the handbook extends the fields of minority language studies and multilingualism conceptually, disciplinarily, geographically, and pragmatically. It is sure to be a key reference for years to come.” (Stephen May, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

“This truly informative and expert Handbook offers detailed accounts of the history and contemporary context of minority language communities on every continent. The overall effect is a stunning testament to the resilience of minority language policy actors and community identities in the face of migration, mobility and globalizing forces in every corner of our world.” (Nancy H. Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

“This is an outstanding collection of perspectives, analyses and views of the dynamic role of minority languages in the public life of communities all across the world.  The Handbook makes a signal contribution to practical understanding and intervention in legal, educational and policy fields. Expertly edited to produce coherence of focus and consistency of treatment, the Handbook as a whole and its individual chapters provide excellent coverage of a diverse range of settings across the world. It is clear from reading the volume that our ‘science’ of multilingual studies has been premised on too few cases, too few histories, and too narrow a range of experience. The Handbook is a consolidated resource that rewards regular reading and deep study.” (Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Introduction: Minority Languages and Communities in a Changing World

    Hogan-Brun, Gabrielle (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Minority Language Rights and Standards: Definitions and Applications at the Supranational Level

    Varennes, Fernand (et al.)

    Pages 21-72

  • Minority Language Rights in the Russian Federation: The End of a Long Tradition?

    Bowring, Bill

    Pages 73-99

  • Minority Language Governance and Regulation

    Williams, Colin H. (et al.)

    Pages 101-129

  • The Recognition of Ethnic and Language Diversity in Nation-States and Consociations

    Giordano, Christian

    Pages 133-158

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54066-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54065-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities
Editors
  • Gabrielle Hogan-Brun
  • Bernadette O’Rourke
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Macmillan Publishers Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54066-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54066-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54065-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 612
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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