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- DescriptionThis book explores the challenges to linguistic vitality confronting many minority languages in the highly diverse and geographically far-flung Austronesian language family. The contributions bring together Indigenous language activists and academic researchers with a long-standing commitment to language documentation.
- Author BiographyMargaret Florey is an experienced field linguist with endangered languages in eastern Indonesia. She is actively involved in advocacy and international capacity building activities with members of Indigenous communities. Her research interests include the minority languages of the Austronesian and Australian language families, language endangerment, language documentation, and ethnobiology. She has published extensively on the endangered languages of the Austronesian region. Margaret is a consultant linguist with Terralingua and serves on its Board of Governors, is a co-founder of the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity, and chairs the steering committee for the International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Margaret has also contributed as an international expert at the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Section Experts' Meetings on the Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication26/11/2009
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content NoteMaps, Tables, Figures
- Weight750 g
- Width178 mm
- Height253 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byMargaret Florey
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