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Abley, Mark

Overview
Works: 30 works in 114 publications in 3 languages and 2,737 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Fiction  Pictorial works  History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P40.5.L33, 417.7
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Most widely held works about Mark Abley
 
Most widely held works by Mark Abley
The prodigal tongue : dispatches from the future of English by Mark Abley( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abley takes the reader on a global journey like no other--from Singapore to Tokyo, from Oxford to Los Angeles, through the Internet and back in time. As much a travel book as a tour of words at play, The Prodigal Tongue goes beyond grammar and vocabulary to discover how language is irrevocably changing the people of the world in far-reaching ways. On his travels, Abley encounters bloggers, translators, novelists, therapists, dictionary makers, hip-hop performers, and Web-savvy teens. He talks to a married couple who corresponded passionately online before they met in "meatspace." And he listens to teenagers, puzzling out the words they coin in chat rooms and virtual worlds. Everywhere he goes, he asks what the future is likely to hold for the ways we communicate. Abley balances a traditional concern for honesty and accuracy in language with a less traditional delight in the sheer creative energy of new words and expressions.--From publisher description
The parting light : selected writings of Samuel Palmer by Samuel Palmer( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost cat by Mark Abley( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her beloved cat, Tommy Douglas, dies after many years of companionship, Miss Wilkinson is inconsolable until his spirit returns to give her comfort
The ice storm : an historic record in photographs of January 1998 by Mark Abley( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoken here : travels among threatened languages by Mark Abley( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Spoken Here, journalist Mark Abley takes us on a world tour -- from the Arctic Circle to the outback of Australia -- to track obscure languages and reveal their beauty and the devotion of those who work to save them. --from publisher description
The Silver Palace Restaurant by Mark Abley( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with a dead man : the legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott by Mark Abley( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a poet and citizen deeply concerned by the Oka Crisis, the Idle No More protests and Canada's ongoing failure to resolve First Nations issues, Montreal author Mark Abley has long been haunted by the figure of Duncan Campbell Scott, known both as the architect of Canada's most destructive Aboriginal policies and as one of the nation's major poets. Who was this enigmatic figure who could compose a sonnet to a "Onondaga Madonna" one moment and promote a "final solution" to the "Indian problem" the next? In this passionate, intelligent and highly readable enquiry into the state of Canada's troubled Aboriginal relations, Abley alternates between analysis of current events and an imagined debate with the spirit of Duncan Campbell Scott, whose defense of the Indian residential schools and belief in assimilation illuminate the historical roots underlying today's First Nations' struggles." -- Book jacket
Stories from the ice storm( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Camp Fossil Eyes : digging for the origins of words by Mark Abley( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See into the past and discover how English evolved from more than 350 languages as 15-year-old Jill Boswell and her 13-year-old brother, Alex, hike from ridge to ridge in search of their ancient quarry
When earth leaps up by Anne Szumigalski( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue sand, blue moon by Mark Abley( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peeled wand : selected poems of Anne Szumigalski by Anne Szumigalski( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Anne Szumigalski's death in 1999, her reputation has continued to grow-even though almost all her collections of poetry are now out of print. With a generous selection of poems from twelve previous books. A Peeled Wand brings the essential Szumigalski back into view. --Book Jacket
Heartland : prairie portraits & landscapes by Ottmar Bierwagen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasburyon by Mark Abley( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parlez-vous boro? : voyage aux pays des langues menacées by Mark Abley( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les deux ou trois prochaines générations verront la plupart des 6000 langues de la planète disparaître, surtout à cause de l'irrépressible raz-de-marée que représente l'expansion de l'anglais. [L'auteur] nous raconte une foule d'histoires qui toutes affirment que les langues sont importantes. Qu'on soit de l'Oklahoma ou de la Provence, de l'Australie des aborigènes ou de la Terre de Baffin, les problèmes qu'entraînent la disparition des langues et l'appauvrissement de la culture sont les mêmes. Ce livre nous permet d'entrevoir la beauté de langues comme le yiddish et le yuchi, le mohawk et le manx, l'inuktituk et le provençal. Encore plus important, il propose des portraits attachants et inoubliables des gens qui les parlent encore." (cf. quatrième de couverture). [SDM]
A woman clothed in words by Anne Szumigalski( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful prose, poetry and dramatic writing, collected here for the first time, by Anne Szumigalski, beloved Governor General's Award winning author from Saskatchewan
The tongues of Earth by Mark Abley( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand verglas : récit en images de la tempête de janvier 1998 by Mark Abley( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cutting edge : poems by Mark Abley( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city we share( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The City We Share / La Ville que nous partageons explores the lives of the people who make up Pointe Claire--from new immigrants to oldtimers, and from teenagers to the parish priest"--Page 4 of cover
 
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The prodigal tongue : dispatches from the future of English
Alternative Names
Abley, Mark

Mark Abley Canadees journalist

Mark Abley Poet, journalist, editor, writer

エイブリー, マーク

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Ghost catThe ice storm : an historic record in photographs of January 1998Spoken here : travels among threatened languagesStories from the ice stormCamp Fossil Eyes : digging for the origins of wordsA peeled wand : selected poems of Anne SzumigalskiLe grand verglas : récit en images de la tempête de janvier 1998