SP19: Documentation and Maintenance of Contact Languages from South Asia to East Asia

Edited by Mário Pinharanda-Nunes and Hugo C. Cardoso

2019   ISBN 978-0-9973295-6-8

In the time spanning from Himmelmann’s (1998) seminal article, the practice of language documentation has understandably developed a discernible focus on endangered, minority, and lesser described languages.

As a result of the realization of the global pervasiveness of language endangerment, these associated endeavours have significantly expanded their vitality and visibility in recent years. However, contact languages have been to some extent absent from discourses on language endangerment, but also from institutional initiatives to counter the situation. In practice, contact languages have also been and continue to be the object of language documentation, description, and revitalization efforts, as demonstrated in this special volume with concrete reference to the regions of South, Southeast, and East Asia.

Foreword. Mário Pinharanda-Nunes & Hugo C. Cardoso
Documenting modern Sri Lanka Portuguese. Hugo C. Cardoso, Mahesh Radhakrishnan, Patrícia Costa & Rui Pereira
Kodrah Kristang: The Initiative to Revitalize the Kristang Language in Singapore. Kevin Martens Wong
Peranakans in Singapore: Responses to language endangerment and documentation. Nala H. Lee
Documenting online writing practices: The case of nominal plural marking in Zamboanga Chabacano. Eduardo Tobar Delgado
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