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.
- Enh-Gerel Gibbons, Understanding connection and disconnection within the Mongolian ‘community’ in London through identity switching and their choice of language
- Jeff Izzard, Language attitudes and identity in the Tibetan Dharamsala diaspora
- Khadija Chennoufi-Gilkes, Insiders and Insider-Outsiders: A comparative discourse-network study of the Algerian and Moroccan Amazigh cultural movements 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)
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Austin, Peter K. and Sallabank, Julia, eds. (2014) Endangered Languages. Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalisation. London: British Academy. (Proceedings of the British Academy Vol. 199)
Austin, Peter and Sallabank, Julia, eds. (2013) Endangered Languages. Special issue of Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Vol 34. No. 4. Taylor & Francis.
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.
Austin, Peter and Sallabank, Julia (2013) 'Endangered Languages: An introduction.' Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 34 (4). pp. 313-316.
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.