Saving Languages: An Introduction to Language Revitalization
Language endangerment has been the focus of much attention over the past few decades, and as a result, a wide range of people are working to revitalize and maintain local languages. This book serves as a general reference guide to language revitalization, setting out the necessary background, highlighting central issues, and providing the essential tools for a successful language revitalization program. Clearly written, informative and jargon-free, Saving Languages will be an invaluable resource for both linguists and community members interested in the fate of small language communities around the globe. In this book Hathaway presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. He links the standards of the Convention to key norms of international human rights law and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges. This is a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers. It will also be a pioneering scholarly work for graduate students of international and human rights law.
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