Linguistic Human Rights: A Sociolinguistic Introduction.
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Issues of language rights have become increasingly prominent in the last decade, and are often raised in the context of more general human rights. Linguists have become involved in this area via diverse pathways – e.g., language endangerment, preservation and revitalization; language planning; forensic (=legal) linguistics; bilingual education and other school-centered language issues; action research with urban linguistic minorities; work with indigenous peoples, including land claims; refugee and asylum issues, and more. Read more >>
The John Reinecke Award Prize Winners
American-born John E. Reinecke (1904—1982) was a pioneer in the scientific study of contact languages such as pidgins and creoles. He was a polyglot and a language scientist par excellence. From the 1930s to the 1940s, he was a leading sociolinguist whose scholarly career was dedicated to the study of both the structure(s) and the social status of pidgin and creole languages. Read more >>