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Karan, Mark E. 2016. Detrimental aspects of prescriptivism. In Evgeny Kuzmin, Anastasia Parshakova,and Daria Ignatova (eds.), Multilingualism in Cyberspace: Proceedings of the Ugra Global Expert Meeting, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, July 4–9, 2015, 162–167. Moscow: Interregional Library Cooperation Centre. http://www.ifapcom.ru/files/2016/UGRA_ENGL_BLOK_WEB.pdf
Karan, Mark E. 2015. The Role of motivational alignment in preserving and developing languages: Effective use of wikis, blogs, posts, tweets and text messages. In Evgeny Kuzmin, Sergey Bakeykin, Tatiana Murovana, Anastasia Parshakova, and Nadezehda Zaikova (eds.), Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace: Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference, Yakutsk, Russian Federation, June 30 –July 3, 2014, 81–96. Moscow: Interregional Library Cooperation Centre. http://www.ifapcom.ru/files/2015/khanty/yak_mling_2015.pdf
Karan, Mark E. 2014. Motivation as a condition for sustainable language use. In Lewis, M. Paul and Gary F. Simons (eds.), Ecological Perspectives on Language Endangerment: Applying the Sustainable Use Model for Language Development, 26–34. Preliminary edition. Dallas: SIL International. http://leanpub.com/ecologicalperspectivesonlanguageendangerment
Karan, Mark E. and Kerry M. Corbett. 2014. The importance of identity and affiliation in dialect standardization. In Carrie Dyck, Tania Granadillo, Keren Rice, and Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada (eds.), Dialogue on Dialect Standardization, 55–62. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Karan, Mark E. 2011. Understanding and forecasting ethnolinguistic vitality. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 32(2):137–149.
Karan, Mark E. 2001. The dynamics of Sango language spread. Publications in Sociolinguistics 7. Dallas: SIL International.
Karan, Mark E. 2000. Motivations: Language vitality assessments using the perceived benefit model of language shift. In Gloria Kindell and M. Paul Lewis (eds.), Assessing ethnolinguistic vitality: Theory and practice, 65–77. Dallas: SIL International.
Karan, Mark E. and Jürg Stalder. 2000. Assessing motivations: Techniques for researching the motivations behind language choice. In Gloria Kindell and M. Paul Lewis (eds.), Assessing ethnolinguistic vitality: Theory and practice, 189–205. Dallas: SIL International.
Karan, Mark E. 1996. The dynamics of language spread: A study of the motivations and the social determinants of the spread of Sango in the Republic of Central Africa. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Pennsylvania.
Karan, Mark E. 1993. Towards redefining the SRT: Observations drawn from the Sango SRT. Notes on Scripture in Use and Language Programs 38:15–27.
Karan, Mark E. and Thomas W. Marmor. 1985. An experiment in computer assisted dialect adaptation. In Kay Williamson (ed.), West African languages in education: Papers from the Fifteenth West African Congress, 199–226. Beiträge zur Afrikanistik 27, Veröffentlichungen der Institute für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie der Universität Wien 38. Vienna: Afro-Pub.
Labov, William, Mark Karan and Corey Miller. 1991. Near mergers and the suspension of phonemic contrast. In Language Variation and Change 3(1):33–74.
Karan, Mark E. and Elke Karan. 2016. The use of non-dominant languages in primary education: The key to maximizing learning outcomes. Presented at the symposium on: Language and the Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Church Centre, New York, NY. April 21–22, 2016.
Karan, Mark E. 2016. The importance of sociolinguistics: The physics of language development. Presented at the International Conference on Language Policy in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings, University of Mandalay, Myanmar. February 8–11, 2016.
Karan, Mark E. 2011. The importance of identity and affiliation in dialect standardization. Paper presented at Methods in Dialectology 14: Dialogue on Dialect Standardization, University of Western Ontario, Canada. August 2–6, 2011. http://westernlinguistics.ca/methods14/files/all_abstracts_one_document.pdf
Karan, Mark E. 2008. The importance of motivations in language revitalization. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization, and Multilingual Education in Ethnolinguistic Communities, Bangkok, Thailand. July 1–3, 2008. Also presented at the Three Day Afghanistan Languages Workshop, Kabul Education University Library, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 11–13, 2009.
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