[RNLD] Music Endangerment: How Language Maintenance Can Help (new OUP release)
catherine.grant at NEWCASTLE.EDU.AU
Sat Jun 28 08:01:56 UTC 2014
Dear RNLD List members,
With apologies for cross-posting, please find below OUP's announcement of the release of "Music Endangerment: How Language Maintenance Can Help" (June 2014), which I hope may interest some list members.?
How Language Maintenance Can Help
By Catherine Grant
Paperback | 224 pp.
Oxford University Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Catherine Grant's Music Endangerment: How Language Maintenance Can Help.
In response to increased focus on the protection of intangible cultural heritage across the world, this book offers a new practical approach to assessing, advocating for, and assisting the sustainability of musical genres. Drawing upon relevant ethnomusicological research on globalization and musical diversity, musical change, music revivals, and ecological models for sustainability, Grant systematically critiques strategies that are currently employed to support endangered musics. She then constructs a comparative framework between language and music, adapting and applying the measures of language endangerment as developed by UNESCO, in order to identify ways in which language maintenance might (and might not) illuminate new pathways to keeping these musics strong.
For more information or to order, please see:
Oxford University Press <http://www.oup.com.au/titles/academic/music/9780199352180>
or your local bookstore.
University of Newcastle, Australia?
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