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At a time when many of the world’s languages are at risk of extinction, the imperative to document, analyse and teach them before time runs out is very great. At this critical time new technologies such as visual and aural archiving, digitization of textual resources, electronicmapping and socialmedia have the potential to play an integral role in language maintenance and revitalization.Drawing on studies of endangered languages from around the world – Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America – this volume considers how these new resources might best be applied, and the problems that they can bring. It also reassesses more traditional techniques of documentation in light of new technologies and works towards achieving a practicable synthesis of old and new methodologies.This accessible volume will be of interest to researchers in language endangerment, language typology and linguistic anthropology, and to community members working in native language maintenance.
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Sarah Marie Jones OBE is a Belfast-based actress and playwright. Born into a working-class Protestant family, Jones was an actress for several years before turning her hand to writing.
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