The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities

Gabrielle Hogan-Brun (Editor), Bernadette O’Rourke (Editor)

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This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration. Handbook website: <>
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages612
ISBN (Electronic)9781137540669
ISBN (Print)9781137540652
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities


  • Minority languages and communities
  • theoretical frameworks
  • multilingualism and social mobility
  • language maintenance and shift
  • language diversity
  • multilinugal education
  • signed, spoken, migrant languages
  • economic, political and environmental transformations
  • minority language rights, protection, governance
  • recognition, self-determination, autonomy
  • migration, settlement, mobility
  • economics, markets, commodification
  • education, literacy, access
  • media, public usage, visibility
  • endangerment, ecosystems, resilience


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