Journal article

Why Don't Linguists Talk about Politics? Moving Forward on Language Endangerment-Together

Ruth Singer

AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Davis and Roche highlight the issues that arise when we try to discuss endangered languages without paying due attention totheir historical, social, and political context. Davis gives an example of how linguists’ overly narrow focus on language can lead to errors in counting the number of speakers of endangered languages. ...

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