Minority Languages: Maintenance, Revitalisation and Endangerment (SMLM090)

15 credits

This module will introduce you to key concepts and topics related to the sociolinguistic situation of minority languages. These include language maintenance and shift, language planning, language revitalization, as well as language attitudes and identity. Throughout the course, we will examine a range of local and global case studies that illustrate these concepts in action. For example, we will explore the revitalization of Cornish at the doorsteps of Exeter, regional and minority languages across Europe, as well as other examples from around the world that demonstrate either successful revitalization or endangerment. You are encouraged to delve into specific case studies based on your own interests and background.