Who was Joshua Fishman?
He was a sociolinguist who helped minority language communities preserve and/or grow their speech communities/languages.You can read more about him here.
What is this site?
This site provides a summary of some of the chapters, sections and case studies in Joshua Fishmans 1991 book, Reversing Language Shift. It is missing large sections and a lot of the overall detail. For a more complete reading on the topics here it is recommended to read the book itself, as well as other related works by Fishman and/or his peers.