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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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Fishman

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.

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