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Language maintenance in Melanesia

sociolinguistics and social networks in New Caledonia

by Stephen J. Schooling

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Published by Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington in Dallas, TX, [Arlington] .
Written in English

  • New Caledonia.
    • Subjects:
    • Sociolinguistics -- New Caledonia.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-175).

      StatementStephen J. Schooling.
      SeriesSummer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington publications in linguistics,, publication 91
      ContributionsSummer Institute of Linguistics., University of Texas at Arlington.
      LC ClassificationsP40.45.N45 S36 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 175 p. :
      Number of Pages175
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2224179M
      ISBN 100883120054
      LC Control Number89063031

      Most speak one of the many Papuan languages, though a few groups such as Moluccans, the Motu and Fijians speak Austronesian languages. The Melanesians appear to have occupied islands from Eastern Indonesia to as far east as the main islands in the Solomon Islands, including Makira and possibly the smaller islands farther to the east.   He has published on language maintenance and shift, the demographics of the Italians in Australia, language attitudes in Singapore and on the use of technology in the classroom. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Sicilians in Australia: Language shift and maintenance”, published by The Italian Australian Institute. Welcome to Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia (SLIM), a new open access series created in Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia (SLIM) is an academic series whose issues will be dedicated to peer-reviewed scholarly work on the languages of Island Melanesia. The target domain encompasses the eastern islands of Papua New Guinea (Bismarck archipelago, Bougainville, etc.

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Language maintenance in Melanesia by Stephen J. Schooling Download PDF EPUB FB2

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS IN MELANESIA - Book Reviews LLM invites review copies from publishers of recently released books on any subject related to the languages of Melanesia or the study of linguistics in our region.

Language maintenance in Melanesia. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics ; [Arlington]: University of Texas at Arlington, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Schooling; Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Language maintenance in Melanesia: sociolinguistics and social networks in New Caledonia. Part of the Language Policy book series (LAPO, volume 2) it is too early to tell whether this standardisation will undermine the dialect variation or contribute to long term language maintenance, but many people in the community feel that school-based literacy is necessary.

Kaplan R.B., Baldauf R.B. () Language Planning in Melanesia Cited by: 1. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia (originally Kivung) is a peer-reviewed linguistic journal which has historically provided an effective forum for linguistic thought in Melanesia and the wider South Pacific region.

LLM Online seeks to publish original articles dealing with the languages of Papua New Guinea and Melanesia. The Language. (Reprinted from the Reverend W. Ivens' "Hints to Missionaries.") At Norfolk Island, and at the preparatory schools, Mota is the language adopted.

For learning this there are special facilities: dictionary, grammar (in Dr. Codrington's book on Melanesian languages) and a. 'This comprehensive book is a thorough, critical discussion of language maintenance and shift that ranges from the historical evolution of the field as a focus of academic enquiry, its research methods and a presentation of the key findings and insights about the dynamics of multilingual by: 9.

The existence of language surely cannot be separated from our daily life. Through language, the interaction among tribes and religions can be delivered smoothly. As a system of communication, language also helps humans to complete all of their. Language shift is the replacement of one language by another as the primary means of communication and socialization within a community.

In an effort to understand the factors that contribute to language shift and those which seem to militate against it, this chapter explores several immigrant and non-immigrant contexts around the world, with particular focus on the United by: 8. Language maintenance, shift and death Language maintenance denotes the continuing use of a language in the face of competition from a regionally and socially more powerful language.

Language shift is the opposite of this: it denotes the replacement of one language by another as the primary means of communication within a g: Melanesia. The topic of language contact and change in Melanesia is a vast one, and one that I cannot possibly do justice to in detail in the space available here.

My aim will therefore be merely to give an overview of the types of contact-induced change that have so far been observed in that part of the Pacific that is popularly known as Melanesia (Map 1. The ‘Melanesian world’ assembled here raises questions that cut to the heart of debates in the human sciences today, with profound implications for the ways in which scholars across disciplines can describe and understand human difference.

This impressive collection of essays represents a valuable resource for scholars and students by: 1. Defining Language Maintenance. LM and LS in the Context of Language Contact.

LM and LS as Cross‐and Interdisciplinary Fields of Research. Researching LM and LS: Methods, Tools, and Data. Factors and Forces Promoting LM or LS. LM Efforts: Community and Individual Strategies and Initiatives. Concluding RemarksMissing: Melanesia. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia: Journal of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, Volumes The Society, - Language and languages 0 Reviews.

5 Geo-political overview of Melanesia - Stewart Firth. 6 Melanesia as a zone of language diversity - Alan Rumsey. 7 Regional overview: from diversity to multiple singularities - Jaap Timmer.

PART III: ECONOMY AND LIVELIHOOD. 8 Subsistence food production in Melanesia - R.M. Bourke. 9 Class, labour and consumption in urban Melanesia - Lorena Gibson. The Study of Language and Language Acquisition We may regard language as a natural phenomenon—an aspect of his biological nature, to be studied in the same manner as, for instance, his anatomy.

The present book is a study of language development in chil-dren. From a biological perspective, the development of language,File Size: KB. Language clubs and even governments must attempt to reverse the dying out of a language and all efforts must be taken into consideration.

Reference Devan, J. () Between Language Maintenance and Language Shift The Slovenian Community in Italy Today and g: Melanesia. Language maintenance has been an issue debated whenever languages come into contact. This paper presents a detailed discussion of the reasons most often cited as to why languages should be.

This is for you if you've been wondering what you due diligence you can apply in your life to maintain your hard-learned languages. What you can expect from the book: concepts in language learning, discussions of the challenges to language maintenance, ideas on how to overcome the obstacles that may be preventing you from keeping to a language 5/5(10).

Melanesian languages, languages belonging to the Eastern, or Oceanic, branch of the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) language family and spoken in the islands of Melanesia. The Melanesian languages, of which there are aboutare most closely related to the languages of Micronesia and Polynesia; most have a few hundred or a few thousand speakers, and the total number of speakers of Melanesian tongues.

Six factors that enhance language maintenance. Religio-societal insulation/isolation (withdrawal from the world. E.g. Amish, Old Order Mennonites, Hutterites, Hassidic Jews.

Time of immigration: priority/simultaneity with Anglo- g: Melanesia. However, today almost everyone agrees that language borrowing cannot explain the linguistic ties between hundreds of the languages spoked in Melanesia and the Austronesian languages of Polynesia, Micronesia and Island Southeast Asia.” Only two 5/5(1).

The Book of Common Prayer for Melanesia Beforethe Melanesian Mission used the Mota language (see the Mota BCP) as its lingua franca for educational and liturgical purposes.

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer had been published in many other major local languages, and the BCP as used in New Zealand could have been.

3 • LANGUAGE In many of the island nations that comprise Melanesia, there is more than one official national language. For instance, Papua New Guinea has three official languages: English, Tok Pisin (an English-based pidgin language), and Hiri Motu (an Austronesian-based pidgin language).

Melanesian Languages one of the traditional groups in the Austronesian, or Malayo-Polynesian, language family, comprising the Austronesian languages (excluding Polynesian) of Melanesia and New Guinea. Some scholars include a large number of Micronesian languages within the Melanesian group. The region in which Melanesian languages are spoken is.

Melanesian culture, the beliefs and practices of the indigenous peoples of the ethnogeographic group of Pacific Islands known as Melanesia. From northwest to southeast, the islands form an arc that begins with New Guinea (the western half of which is called Papua and is part of Indonesia, and the eastern half of which comprises the independent country of Papua New Guinea) and continues through.

all of Island Melanesia, on the other, in the density of languages per island group. (ÔIsland MelanesiaÕ is that part of Melanesia that excludes the km long island of New Guinea.) In Polynesia the norm is one language per is land group; in Island Me lanesia it is m any Size: 2MB.

I am conducting social and technological experiments in the future evolution of the world's languages. I am collaborating with speech communities in diasporas and ancestral homelands to design new approaches to language maintenance and revitalisation, including storytelling and mobile-assisted oral language learning.

Language Maintenance and Revitalization. Language revitalization addresses the needs of an endangered speech community where language shift has already begun.

Thus, language revitalization can be thought of as the process of reversing language shift or language decline. (editors), The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice (New Missing: Melanesia.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Mackenzie, Donald ioned: ble. The Book of Common Prayer has been published in at least different languages other than English.

All those online of which we are aware are given below. For each translation, the English-language BCP edition used is given first, then the date the translation was printed, and finally Griffiths' designation and any other comments.

Melanesian languages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. In linguistics, Melanesian is an obsolete term referring to the Austronesian languages of Melanesia: that is, the Oceanic, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, or Central–Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages apart from Polynesian and e: People, Languages, Music, Mythology, Universities.

Melanesia (mĕlənē´zhə, –shə), one of the three main divisions of Oceania, in the SW Pacific Ocean, NE of Australia and S of the sia includes the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Admiralty Islands, and Fiji.

New Guinea is sometimes included in Melanesia. The Melanesians are largely of Australoid stock; they speak Malayo-Polynesian. Within the region of Melanesia, the island of New Guinea alone has over 1, different languages.

Some of these languages have as few as 50 speakers, while others, such as Enga, have a few hundred thousand. Many of these languages remain undocumented and undescribed. Melanesia is truly a linguistic frontier. FOLKLORE. This chapter provides an overview of the Papuan and the Oceanic languages (a branch of Austronesian) in Northern Island Melanesia, as well as phenomena arising through contact between these groups.

It shows how linguistics can contribute to the understanding of the history of languages and speakers, and what the findings of those methods have been. So, Melanesia, Melancholia and Limericks provides not just an insight into the fascinating islands of Melanesia (and the not-so-fascinating depths of Brian’s melancholia) but also fifty brand new and not in the least bit melancholic limericks.

Most of which Sandra found profoundly crude. Melanesia (UK: / ˌ m ɛ l ə ˈ n iː z i ə /, US: / ˌ m ɛ l ə ˈ n iː ʒ ə /) is a subregion of Oceania extending from New Guinea island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Tonga.

The region includes the five independent countries of Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, East Timor as well as the French special collectivity of New. The support of parents should definitely be taken into account when considering language maintenance, since the fundamental cause of language loss or attrition is failure to pass it on to the next generation.

In summary, it appears that the underlying factor determining language maintenance is attitude towards the language and ethnic g: Melanesia. The In-Between People: Language and Culture Maintenance and Mother-Tongue Education in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Malone, Dennis L.

SIL International Publications in Language Use and Education 3. Women's issues and concerns. Church: Need for wider participation of women at all levels of decision making; ordination of women. Family: Extra-marital affairs leading to separation and divorce; domestic violence; child sexual exploitation; high birth rate with the average women having more than four children, thus tying women into a traditional cultural role which sees them restricted to.

About the Book One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and those of Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a world in distance and at le years of history, their cultures nonetheless reveal striking similarities in the areas of sex and gender.Melanesian - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums.

All Free. Pay a visit to Melanesia's Solomon Islands, kilometers northeast of Australia, and you'll notice a striking contrast: about 10% of the dark-skinned islanders sport bright blond afros.