SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dr Julia Sallabank

PhD (Lancaster)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Julia Sallabank
Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Reader in Language Policy and Revitalisation

Name:
Dr Julia Sallabank
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4326
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
428b
Academic Support Hours:
By arrangement during summer. TBC in 2019/20

Biography

Fields of expertise

  • Multilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language policy and planning
  • Endangered language revitalisation
  • Language documentation

Regional Expertise

  • Oceania (Language policy and revitalisation)
  • Europe

Country Expertise: ADD

  • British Isles
  • Thailand (Minority language support and revitalisation)

Language expertise

  • French, German: C2.  I am able to give lectures and examine doctoral theses in these languages.
  • Guernesiais: C1+

Teaching

Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
External PhD supervision:
  • Becky Winstanley (AHRC/CHASE Collaborative doctoral studentship)
  • Fiona Victory (UCL IoE: external joint supervisor)
  • Yuksel Gonul (Roehampton: external joint supervisor)

Research

My main research interests relate to small, minority and endangered languages: e.g. language revitalisation, language policy and planning, mainly from a sociolinguistic perspective. I have contributed to international recognition of language revitalisation as a field of study. I also undertake broader research in the fields of multilingualism, sociolinguistics, linguistic ethnography and linguistic anthropology.

In 2019 I secured funding from AHRC/CHASE for a collaborative PhD studentship 'Multilingualism in perspective: language practices, identities and ideologies in the Sylheti community in Tower Hamlets, London’ (collaborators: Osmani Trust, Tower Hamlets, and Goldsmiths, University of London).

I have become increasingly interested in interdisciplinary studies, e.g. links between languages and development, language use and wellbeing, language and gender; and their implications for language policy. I have co-supervised two PhD students with Anthropology, and am currently co-supervising one with the Music department (music and the revitalisation of Ainu in Japan).

I have also developed collaborative research links with researchers in Thailand (5 collaborative projects to date), New Zealand, Fiji, and Croatia. Since 2000 I have been working with the endangered language community in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Expertise

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Available for
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
  • TV
Regional Expertise
  • Oceania
Country Expertise
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Guernesiais (Guernsey)

Publications

Authored Books

Sallabank, Julia (2013) Endangered Languages: Attitudes, Identities and Policies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Inpress]

Articles

Sallabank, Julia (2018) 'Language planning and language ideologies in Guernsey'. Multilingua.

Sallabank, Julia (2017) 'Purism, Variation, Change and ‘Authenticity’: Ideological Challenges to Language Revitalisation'. European Review, (26) 1, pp 164-178.

Wilson, Gary and Johnson, Henry and Sallabank, Julia (2015) '“I’m Not Dead Yet”: A Comparative Study of Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.'. Current Issues in Language Planning, (16) 3, pp 259-278.

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.

Edited Books or Journals

Olko, Justyna and Sallabank, Julia, (eds.), (2020) Language Revitalization: A Practical Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Forthcoming]

Austin, Peter K. and Sallabank, Julia, (eds.), (2014) Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization. London: British Academy. (Proceedings of the British Academy Vol. 199).

Austin, Peter K. and Sallabank, Julia, (eds.), (2014) Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press / British Academy. (Proceedings of the British Academy).

Austin, Peter and Sallabank, Julia, (eds.), (2013) Endangered Languages. Special issue of Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Vol 34. No. 4. London: 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).

Book Chapters

Sallabank, Julia (2019) 'Speech community'. In: Darquennes, Jeroen and Salmons, Joe and Vandenbussche, Wim, (eds.), Language Contact An International Handbook. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. [Forthcoming]

Austin, Peter and Sallabank, Julia (2018) 'Language Documentation and Language Revitalization: Some Methodological Considerations'. In: Hinton, Leanne and Huss, Leena and Roche, Gerald, (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization. Abingdon: Routledge.

Sallabank, Julia (2018) 'Language Revitalization in the Channel Islands'. In: Hinton, Leanne and Huss, Leena and Roche, Gerald, (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization. Abingdon: Routledge.

Sallabank, Julia and Marquis, Yan (2018) '"We don’t say it like that”: language ownership and (de)legitimising the new speaker'. In: Hornsby, Michael and Smith-Christmas, Cassandra, (eds.), New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmilan, pp 67-90.

Marquis, Yan and Sallabank, Julia (2017) '‘Spelling trouble: Ideologies and practices in Giernesiei / Dgernesiais / Guernesiais / Guernésiais / Djernezié…’'. In: Jones, Mari C. and Mooney, Damien, (eds.), Orthography Development for Language Maintenance and Revitalisation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sallabank, Julia (2015) 'Language ideologies, practices and policies in Kanaky/New Caledonia'. In: Jones, Mari C., (ed.), Language Policy for Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 31-47.

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. [Inpress]

Sallabank, Julia (2012) 'Diversity and language policy for endangered languages'. In: Spolsky, Bernard, (ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

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. London: Equinox Publishing, pp 41-63.

Monographs and Working Papers

Sallabank, Julia (2013) The Sociolinguistic Situation in the Cook Islands. . [Unpublished]

 

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