Language Diversity in the Pacific: Endangerment and Survival
The Southwest Pacific from Southern China through Indonesia, Australia and the Pacific Islands constitutes the richest linguistic region of the world. That rich resource cannot be taken for granted. Some of its languages have already been lost; many more are under threat. The challenge is to describe the languages that exist today and to adopt policies that will support their maintenance.
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Naming Languages Drawing Language Boundaries
Keeping Track of Indigenous Language Endangerment in Australia
Will They Survive?
Language Endangerment and Globalisation in the Pacific
Endangered Languages of China and SouthEast Asia
Indonesia and East Timor
The Future of the Languages of Vanuatu and New Caledonia
Trends and Shifts in Community Language Use in Australia
The Contribution of Language Education to the Maintenance
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