FEL IX

The Foundation for Endangered Languages held its ninth conference last month in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Its theme was the marginalisation of languages due to histories of migration, especially in Africa, but also in Siberia and other parts of Europe, Asia and Australia.

Its proceedings are now available, entitled “Creating Outsiders: Endangered Languages, Migration and Marginalisation”
and edited by Nigel Crawhall and Nicholas Ostler
(ISBN 0-9538248-7-X)

It is an 184-page volume, and the contents look like this:

Map of Language Locations by Page Number
Index of Authors
Note on Spelling of Clicks
Index of Languages and Families
Nigel Crawhall, Nicholas Ostler Preface

Section 1 Keynote Address
Rajend Mesthrie Language Endangerment in the Indic and Zanzibari Communities of KwaZulu-Natal

Section 2 Outward Migration and Endangered Languages
Tomasz Wicherkiewicz Diaspora Languages at the Edge of Extinction: Karaim, Tatar and Armenian in Central-Eastern Europe at the End of the 20th Century
Tjeerd de Graaf Dutch in the Steppe? The Plautdiitsch Language of the Siberian Mennonites and their Relation with the Netherlands, Germany and Russia
Evgeniy Golovko The Making of Identity, the Making of a Language: on some Linguistic Consequences of the Russian Colonization in Siberia

Section 3 Inward Migration and Endangered Languages
Laura Bennetts The Marginalisation of Mosuo
Mary E. Kropp Dakubu Role Restriction and Marginalisation in an Urban Context: the Fate of Ga in Accra
Maarten Mous Yaaku and Ma’a: an Endangered Language and the Way Out
Mamadou Lamine Sanogo Survivance linguistique en pays tiefo: le cas de Peni

Section 4 First Peoples
Nigel Crawhall The Story of !Ui : Causality and Language Shift in Africa
Jakelin Troy, Michael Walsh Languages Off Country? Revitalizing the ‘Right’ Indigenous Languages in the South-East of Australia
Herman M. Batibo Hua: a Critically Endangered Khoesan Language in the Kweneng District of Botswana
Soldier David Naude, Willemen le Roux Endangered Languages, Migration and Marginalisation of the Anikhwe
Kipnyango Seroney Identity, Immigration and Colonial Dominance in Kenya: Terik and Luhya, 1942-1950
Kems C. Monaka, Andy M. Chebanne San Relocation: Endangerment through Development in Botswana

Section 5 Policy, Power and Endangered Languages
Salem Mezhoud Salvation Through Migration: Immigrant Communities as engine rooms for the survival and revival of the Tamazight (Berber) language
William Fierman Kazakh Language: from Semi-Endangerment to Partial Recovery
Mekonnen Gabre-Yohannes Alemu Multilingual Policy of Education for revitalizing Marginalised Indigenous Languages in Ethiopia
Thamar E. Gindin The Hebrew Component and the Israeli Component: “Sandwich Languages” in Israel

Section 6 States and Minorities
Patrick Heinrich Reversing Language Shift on Okinawa Island
Finex Ndhlovu Zimbabwe’s Postcolonial Language Policy Formulation Paradigms 1987-1998: Another Recipe for the Marginalisation of Minority Languages
Maya Khemlani David The Network Theory and Language Maintenance: a Study of Three Communities in Peninsular Malaysia
Galina Dyrkheeva The Buryat Language in Bilingual Environment: Buryat-Russian, Buryat-Chinese, Buryat-Mongol

Section 7 Migrations in History and Prehistory
Brigitte Pakendorf Language Loss vs Retention in connection with Prehistoric Migrations in Siberia: a Linguistic-Genetic Synthesis
Ronald P. Schaefer, Francis Egbokhare and Demola Lewis Marginalisation of Northern Edo Vernaculars
Wilson McLeod Gaelic in Scotland: The Impact of the Highland Clearances

Copies are now available, at 20 pounds sterling ($35 US) apiece
(including surface postage and packing). For air-mail dispatch, please add 7.50 pounds/$12.50.

You can pay by
– a cheque (in pounds sterling) payable to “Foundation for Endangered
Languages”.
– a check (in US $) payable to “Nicholas Ostler”.
– proof of having sent an equivalent sum in your own currency to the
society’s account, “Foundation for Endangered Languages”, Account no:
50073456, The Cooperative Bank (Sort code: 08-90-02), 16 St.
Stephen’s Street, Bristol BS1 1JR, England.
– or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard), enclosing Card
number, Expiry date (month | year), Name (as on card), and Address
(as on card).

To expedite delivery, please send orders to the address below.

Christopher Moseley
9 Westdene Crescent, Caversham Heights, Reading RG4 7HD, England

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