Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages - Michael Cahill & Karen Rice

Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages

By Michael Cahill & Karen Rice

  • Release Date: 2017-05-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


While investigating endangered languages, many researchers become interested in developing literacy for these languages. However, often their linguistic training has not provided practical guidance in this area. This book, with contributions by experienced practitioners, helps fill this gap. Both foundational theory and specific case studies are addressed in this work. Non-linguistic factors are described, particularly sociolinguistic issues that determine acceptability of orthographies.