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dc.contributor.authorMoseley, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T14:40:55Z
dc.date.available2012-09-05T14:40:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/243675
dc.descriptionThis presentation was given at the World Oral Literature Project 2012 workshop Charting Vanishing Voices: A Collaborative Workshop to Map Endangered Oral Cultures.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I shall be using the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger as a basis for exploring the question: is there a link between vernacular literacy and endangerment? While the Atlas does not provide an explicit gauge of vernacular literacy in endangered languages, I would like to try to extrapolate from the data in the Atlas, and in related sources such as Ethnologue, whether a language can be guaranteed a safer future by being written. This may provide a basis for fruitful further research. It is especially relevant in view of the recent paper by members of the Ethnologue editorial team: The World’s Languages in Crisis: An Update, in which they question some of the assumptions now being made about language endangerment and try to refine a set of criteria for measuring the threat to the world’s more vulnerable languages. Are the vulnerable ones the unwritten ones? The Occasional Paper referred to in this presentation can be downloaded from the following URL <http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/243434>.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Walesen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/en
dc.subjectOral Literatureen_GB
dc.subjectOral Traditionen_GB
dc.subjectLinguistic Anthropologyen_GB
dc.subjectMappingen_GB
dc.subjectVernacularen_GB
dc.subjectLiteracyen_GB
dc.subjectWorld's languagesen_GB
dc.subjectLanguage endangermenten_GB
dc.subjectUNESCOen_GB
dc.titleLanguage Endangerment and Vernacular Literacy - Is There a Link?en_GB
dc.title.alternativeCharting Vanishing Voices: A Collaborative Workshop to Map Endangered Oral Culturesen_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB


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