This book explores the challenges to linguistic vitality confronting many minority languages in the highly diverse and geographically far-flung Austronesian language family. The contributions bring together Indigenous language activists and academic researchers with a long-standing commitment to language documentation.
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Publication Date: 2002
This volume comprises: theoretical chapters on what happens during language shift; case studies of autochthonous languages under threat; case studies of migrant languages at risk; strategies and resources for language maintenance.
A fully revised and expanded edition of the Tetum-English Standard Dictionary. It provides an exhaustive list of words and idioms belonging to the Tetum language as it is spoken in the territory of East Timor, all with English equivalents. The lexical range covers the register of common colloquial and literary Tetum (Tetun-Prasa), archaic rural Tetum (Tetun-Terik) and local dialects.