Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 8.14 (2021)

Título:Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages
Autores/as:Jones, Mari C.; Mooney, Damien
Año de publicación:2021
Lugar de edición:New York (EE.UU)
Editorial:Cambridge University Press

Creating an orthography is often seen as a key component of language revitalisation. Encoding an endangered variety can enhance its status and prestige. In speech communities that are fragmented dialectally or geographically, a common writing system may help create a sense of unified identity, or help keep a language alive by facilitating teaching and learning. Despite clear advantages, creating an orthography for an endangered language can also bring challenges, and this volume debates the following critical questions:

- whose task should this be - that of the linguist or the speech community?

- Should an orthography be maximally distanciated from that of the language of wider communication for ideological reasons, or should its main principles coincide for reasons of learnability?

- Which local variety should be selected as the basis of a common script?

- Is a multilectal script preferable to a standardised orthography?

- And can creating an orthography create problems for existing native speakers?

  • Provides new perspectives on creating orthographies in a variety of contextually different situations.

  • The only volume of its kind that focuses explicitly on orthography development for endangered languages.

  • Gives insight into orthography development being implemented not only by professional linguists but also by community members who are trying to maintain their native language.

Temática:Lenguas indígenas o de fuerte tradición oral y/o transmisión comunitaria

1. Introduction

Mari C. Jones and Damien Mooney

2. Who owns vernacular literacy? Assessing the sustainability of written vernaculars

Christopher Moseley


3. Hearing local voices: creating local content participatory approaches in orthography development for non-dominant language communities

Mansueto Casquite and Catherine Young


4. Orthographies 'in the making': the dynamic construction of community-based writing systems among the Náayeru of north-western Mexico

Margarita Valdovinos


5. Community-driven goal centred orthography development: a Tsakhur case study

Kathleen D. Sackett


6. Writing for speaking: the N|uu orthography

Sheena Shah and Matthias Brenzinger


7. Reflections on the Kala Biŋatuwã, a three-year-old alphabet, from Papua New Guinea

Christine Schreyer


8. When letters represent more than sounds: ideology vs practicality in the development of a standard orthography for Ch'orti'

Mayan Kerry Hull


9. The difficult task of finding a standard writing system for the Sioux languages

Avelino Corral Esteban


10. Orthography development in Sardinia: the case of Limba Sarda Comuna

Rosangela Lai


11. Breton orthographies: an increasingly awkward fit

Steve Hewitt


12. Spelling trouble: ideologies and practices in Giernesiei / Dgernesiais / Guernesiais / Guernésiais / Djernezié...

Julia Sallabank and Yan Marquis


13. Orthography development on the Internet: Romani on YouTube

D. Viktor Leggio and Yaron Matras


14. Is orthography creation unavoidable for postvernacular languages? Case studies of Rama and Francoprovençal revitalization

Bénédicte Pivot and Michel Bert


15. Changing script in a threatened language: reactions to Romanization at Bantia in the first century BC

Katherine McDonald and Nicholas Zair

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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:14 de agosto de 2021