Language revitalisation continues to gain importance as communities across the world seek to protect and revitalise languages under pressure from histories of colonisation, imperialism and globalisation. Language revitalisation practices and outcomes also provide researchers with new perspectives on language at many levels because of the deliberate and politicised engagement participants have in the process.
Language Revitalisation and Language Development explores a range of issues connected to language revitalisation from a community- and speaker-centred perspective with a particular focus on investigating relationships among a variety of social factors identified by language users, who are significant drivers of decision-making. This allows researchers to identify patterns of influence, decision-making, authority and aesthetics that on a daily basis lead to the re-emerging forms of revitalised languages. Books in this series also report on the analysis of language revitalisation data to address key questions within the field across areas such as sociolinguistics, language change, language contact, language variation, and acquisition.
This is a peer-reviewed series; the editors will work with authors to ensure high standards.