New SOAS publications

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Wed Jun 17 22:18:55 UTC 2009

*** apologies for cross-posting ***

New publications are now available from SOAS.

1. LDD 6

Volume 6 of Language Documentation and Description is now available. This 
volume is a fully-refereed collection of papers dealing with: 

• language documentation methodology
• sociolinguistics and pedagogy for endangered languages
• software applications

The papers were written specially written for the volume, and include the 2009 
Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project Annual Public Lecture by Bernard 
Spolsky on the revitalisation of Maori. They represent important contributions 
to the theory and practice of the field of language documentation by leading 
scholars and younger researchers.


Editor's Introduction -- Peter K. Austin
Rescuing Maori: the last 40 years -- Bernard Spolsky
Dying to be counted: the commodification of endangered languages in 
documentary linguistics -- Lise M. Dobrin, Peter K. Austin and David Nathan
Data collection methods for field-based language documentation -- Friederike 
Audio responsibilities in endangered languages documentation and archiving -- 
David Nathan
Language management for endangered languages: the case of Navajo -- 
Bernard Spolsky
Language documentation and pedagogy for endangered languages: a mutual 
revitalisation -- David Nathan and Meili Fang
Managing linguistic diversity in the church -- Anicka Fast
Filming languages: implications of indigenous video production for language 
maintenance in Mexico -- Catherine Edwards
Documenting grammatical tone using Toolbox: an evaluation of Buseman’s 
interlinearisation technique -- Stuart McGill

Volume 6 costs £10.00 (postage and packaging is £2.50 extra). To order go to, download the order form, 
and follow the instructions.

2. FEL books

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) at SOAS has joined 
with the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) to begin marketing and 
distribution of the series of publications produced by FEL over the past 10 
years. There are 11 volumes available, covering a wide range of topics linking 
endangered languages to literacy, literature, land, language learning, media, 
multilingualism, migration and social impacts.

To celebrate this ELAP-FEL collaboration, from 18th June to 18th September 
2009 each FEL volume is priced at £12, a saving of 40% off the normal retail 
price (usually £20). This offer is for a strictly limited time only.
To order your copies at this special price go to, download the order form, and follow 
the instructions.

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