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Talyšsko-russko-azerbajdžanskij slovar' [Talyshi-Russian-Azerbaijani Dictionary] (review)

TalyÅ¡sko-russko-azerbajdžanskij slovar' [Talyshi-Russian-Azerbaijani Dictionary] (review) 2011 BOOK REVIEWS 89 This book is definitely a success, thoroughly examining the state of the art in lan- guage revitalization and maintenance programs in Austronesian-speaking regions. Despite the diversity within “Austronesian,” comparable themes recur throughout most of the chapters, so that an overall view of issues relating to language vitality emerges–a principal goal of the book. One might come away with the impression that everything reported in the book is new, but this would not be entirely accurate. Although Florey is correct on the whole in pointing out the novelty of the strategies discussed (p. 10), some countries already had a tradition of language documentation and revitalization. In the chapter by Florey and Himmelmann, for instance, it would have been enlightening to compare the new projects in Indonesia that they discuss with earlier ones–for example, the famous Indonesian Linguistics Development Projects (ILDEP) that were the precursor of all the documen- tation projects in Indonesia presently funded by NWO. Similarly, the successful revital- ization program of the Hawaiian PÆnana Leo ‘language nest’ preschools that began in 1983 (see, e.g., www.ahapunanaleo.org/index.php?/programs/youth_programs_-_ punana_leo/) would have been an excellent subject to include in part 4, providing a different point of view on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anthropological Linguistics University of Nebraska Press

Talyšsko-russko-azerbajdžanskij slovar' [Talyshi-Russian-Azerbaijani Dictionary] (review)

Anthropological Linguistics , Volume 53 (1) – Feb 1, 2012

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2011 BOOK REVIEWS 89 This book is definitely a success, thoroughly examining the state of the art in lan- guage revitalization and maintenance programs in Austronesian-speaking regions. Despite the diversity within “Austronesian,” comparable themes recur throughout most of the chapters, so that an overall view of issues relating to language vitality emerges–a principal goal of the book. One might come away with the impression that everything reported in the book is new, but this would not be entirely accurate. Although Florey is correct on the whole in pointing out the novelty of the strategies discussed (p. 10), some countries already had a tradition of language documentation and revitalization. In the chapter by Florey and Himmelmann, for instance, it would have been enlightening to compare the new projects in Indonesia that they discuss with earlier ones–for example, the famous Indonesian Linguistics Development Projects (ILDEP) that were the precursor of all the documen- tation projects in Indonesia presently funded by NWO. Similarly, the successful revital- ization program of the Hawaiian PÆnana Leo ‘language nest’ preschools that began in 1983 (see, e.g., www.ahapunanaleo.org/index.php?/programs/youth_programs_-_ punana_leo/) would have been an excellent subject to include in part 4, providing a different point of view on

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Anthropological LinguisticsUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Feb 1, 2012

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