By Mari C. Jones,Damien Mooney

growing an orthography is frequently obvious as a key part of language revitalisation. Encoding an endangered type can improve its prestige and status. In speech groups which are fragmented dialectally or geographically, a typical writing approach can assist create a feeling of unified id, or support maintain a language alive by way of facilitating educating and studying. regardless of transparent benefits, developing an orthography for an endangered language may also carry demanding situations, and this quantity debates the next severe questions: whose activity should still this be - that of the linguist or the speech group? should still an orthography be maximally distanciated from that of the language of wider communique for ideological purposes, or may still its major ideas coincide for purposes of learnability? Which neighborhood sort could be chosen because the foundation of a typical script? Is a multilectal script top-rated to a standardised orthography? and will developing an orthography create difficulties for present local speakers?

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