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Joshua Aaron Fishman (en yidis: שיקל פֿישמאַן‎ — Shikl Fishman;[1]Filadelfia, Pensilvania, 18 de julio de 1926 - Nueva York, 1 de marzo de 2015)[2]sociolingüista estadounidense.

Se especializó en sociología del lenguaje, planificación lingüística, educación bilingüe, lengua y etnicidad.


  • 1965. Yiddish in America: socio-linguistic description and analysis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; The Hague, Netherlands: Mouton
  • 1966. Language loyalty in the United States; the maintenance and perpetuation of non-English mother tongues by American ethnic and religious groups. The Hague: Mouton
  • 1966. Hungarian language maintenance in the United States. Bloomington: Indiana University Press
  • 1968. Language problems of developing nations. New York: Wiley
  • 1968. Readings in the sociology of language. The Hague, Paris: Mouton
  • 1970. Sociolinguistics: a brief introduction. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House
  • 1971. Bilingualism in the barrio. Bloomington: Indiana University Press
  • 1971-2. Advances in the sociology of language. The Hague: Mouton
  • 1972. Language in Sociocultural Change. Essays by Joshua A. Fishman. Ed. Anwar S. Dil. Stanford: Stanford University Press
  • 1972. The sociology of language; an interdisciplinary social science approach to language in society. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House
  • 1973 (c 1972). Language and nationalism; two integrative essays. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House
  • 1974. Advances in language planning. The Hague: Mouton
  • 1976. Bilingual education: an international sociological perspective. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House
  • 1977. Advances in the creation and revision of writing systems. The Hague: Mouton
  • 1978. Advances in the study of societal multilingualism. The Hague: Mouton
  • 1981. Never Say Die: A Thousand Years of Yiddish in Jewish Life and Letters. The Hague: Mouton. ISBN 90-279-7978-2 (in Yiddish and English)
  • 1982. The acquisition of biliteracy: a comparative ethnography of minority ethnolinguistic schools in New York City. New York, N.Y.: Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School
  • 1982. Bilingual education for Hispanic students in the United States. New York: Teachers College Press
  • 1983. Progress in language planning: international perspectives. Berlin & New York: Mouton.
  • 1985. The rise and fall of the ethnic revival: perspectives on language and ethnicity. Berlin & New York: Mouton
  • 1987. Ideology, Society and Language: The Odyssey of Nathan Birnbaum. Ann Arbor: Karoma Publishers
  • 1991. Bilingual education. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Pub. Co.
  • 1991. Reversing language Shift: Theory and Practice of Assistance to Threatened Languages. Clevedon, Multilingual Matters. (ISBN 1-85359-122-X) (ISBN 978-1-85359-122-8)
  • 1991. Language and Ethnicity[2]. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Pub. Co
  • 1996. Post-Imperial English: The Status of English in Former British and American Colonies and Spheres of Influence. (ed.) Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin
  • 1997. In Praise of the Beloved Language; The Content of Positive Ethnolinguistic Consciousness. Berlín, Mouton de Gruyter
  • 1997. The Multilingual Apple: Languages in New York (with Ofelia Garcia). Berlín, Mouton de Gruyter
  • 1999. Handbook of Language and Ethnicity (ed.). New York, Oxford University Press. Revised ed. 2009. (ISBN 0-19-537492-4)
  • 2000. Can Threatened Languages Be Saved? Clevedon, Multilingual Matters
  • 2006. Do Not Leave Your Language Alone: The Hidden Status Agendas Within Corpus Planning in Language Policy. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (ISBN 0-8058-5024-4) (ISBN 978-0-8058-5024-6)


  • Baker, Colin, & Jones, Sylvia P. (eds.) (1998). Joshua A. Fishman. In Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters
  • Chassie, Karen et al. (eds.) (2006). Fishman, Joshua Aaron. In Who’s Who in the East. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who’s Who
  • Cooper, Robert L., & Spolsky, Bernard (eds.) (1991). The Influence of Language on Culture and Thought: Essays in Honor of Joshua A. Fishman’s Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Berlín: Mouton
  • Fishman, Joshua A. (2006). Joshua A. Fishman. Retrieved on August 24, 2006 from
  • Fishman, Gella Schweid and Charity Njau. 2012. Joshua A. Fishman bibliograph (1949-2011). International Journal of the Sociology of Language 213: 153–248.
  • García, Ofelia & Dow, James R. & Marshall, David F. (eds.) (1991). Essays in honor of Joshua A. Fishman: Volume 1: Focus on Bilingual Education; Volume 2: Focus on Language Planning; Volume 3: Focus on Language and Ethnicity. 3 Volumes (set). Amsterdam: John Benjamins
  • García, Ofelia; Peltz, Rakhmiel, Fishman, Harold Schiffman; with Gella Schweid (10 de julio de 2006). Language loyalty, continuity and change : Joshua A Fishman's contributions to international sociolinguistics. ([Online-Ausg.] edición). Clevedon: Multilingual Matter Ltd. ISBN 978-1853599026. 
  • Spolsky, B. (1999). Fishman, Joshua A. (1926– ). In Spolsky, B. (ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics. Amsterdam: Elsevier.


  1. Zuckermann, Ghil'ad (2012). "Introduction to the Joshua A. Fishman comprehensive bibliography", International Journal of the Sociology of Language (Int’l. J. Soc. Lang.) 213: 149-152.
  2. a b «Muere el lingüista y miembro de Euskaltzaindia Joshua Fishman». Euskal Irrati Telebista. 3 de marzo de 2015. Consultado el 3 de marzo de 2015. 

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