Dr Julia Sallabank
Senior Lecturer in Language Support and Revitalisation
- Dr Julia Sallabank
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- Directed Readings in Linguistics/the Structure of Language A
- Directed Readings in Linguistics/the Structure of Language B
- Language Planning and Policy
- Language support and revitalisation
PhD Students supervised
- Birgul Yilmaz,
- Ellen Foote, Yangon Sign Language: Sociolinguistic variation, language accommodation and the construction of social identity.
- Jeff Izzard, Language attitudes and identity in the Tibetan Dharamsala diaspora
- Khadija Chennoufi-Gilkes, Insiders and Insider-Outsiders: A discourse-network study of the Algerian Kabyle-Amazigh cultural movement via social media
- Sarah Croome, Dressed to Kill? The Impact of Superficial Revitalization Measures on Language Vitality.
My main research interests are language revitalisation, language policy and planning, mainly from a sociolinguistic perspective. I am particularly interested in 'intellectualisation' of the field of language revitalisation, which is under-theorised.
I have become increasingly interested in literacy practices in endangered languages, and their implications for language policy. I am also interested in making links with other disciplines such as anthropology and human development.
Since 2000 I have been working with the endangered language community in Guernsey, Channel Islands, and have an Endangered Languages Documentation grant for documentation of the indigenous language, Guernesiais.
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Sallabank, Julia (2013) Endangered Languages: Attitudes, Identities and Policies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (In Press)
Austin, Peter K. and Sallabank, Julia, eds. (2011) Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics)
Marquis, Yan and Sallabank, Julia (2013) 'Speakers and language revitalisation: a case study of Guernesiais (Guernsey).' In: Jones, Mari C. and Ogilvie, Sarah, (eds.), Keeping Languages Alive: Documentation, Pedagogy, and Revitalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (In Press)
Sallabank, Julia (2012) 'Diversity and language policy for endangered languages.' In: Spolsky, Bernard, (ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics)
Sallabank, Julia (2012) 'From language documentation to language planning: not necessarily a direct route.' In: Seifart, Frank and Haig, Geoffrey and Himmelmann, Nikolaus and Jung, Dagmar and Margetts, Anna and Trilsbeek, Paul, (eds.), Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, pp. 118-125.
Sallabank, Julia (2006) 'Guernsey French, identity and language endangerment.' In: Omoniyi, Tope and White, Goodith, (eds.), The Sociolinguistics of Identity. London: Continuum, pp. 131-156. (Advances in Sociolinguistics)
Sallabank, Julia (2006) 'Prospects for Linguistic Diversity in Europe and Beyond: Views from a Small Island.' In: Leung, C. and Jenkins, J., (eds.), Reconfiguring Europe: The Contribution of Applied Linguistics. Equinox Publishing, pp. 41-63.
Sallabank, Julia (2013) 'Can majority support save an endangered language? A case study of language attitudes in Guernsey.' Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 34 (4). pp. 332-347.
Sallabank, Julia (2011) 'Norman languages of the Channel Islands: Current situation, language maintenance and revitalisation.' Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 5 (2). pp. 19-44.
Sallabank, Julia (2010) 'Endangered language maintenance and revitalisation: the role of social networks.' Anthropological Linguistics, 52 (3). pp. 184-205.
Sallabank, Julia (2010) 'Standardisation, prescription and polynomie: can Guernsey follow the Corsican model?' Current Issues in Language Planning, 11 . pp. 311-330.
Sallabank, Julia (2002) 'Writing in an Unwritten Language: The Case of Guernsey French.' Reading Working Papers in Linguistics, 6 . pp. 217-244.