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Language diversity in the Pacific : endangerment and survival

Author: Denis Cunningham; D E Ingram; Kenneth Sumbuk
Publisher: Clevedon [England] ; Buffalo [NY] : Multilingual Matters, ©2006.
Series: Multilingual matters, 134.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Southwest Pacific from Southern China through Indonesia, Australia and the Pacific Islands constitutes the richest linguistic region of the world. That rich resource cannot be taken for granted. Some of its languages have already been lost; many more are under threat. The challenge is to describe the languages that exist today and to adopt policies that will support their maintenance. The Southwest Pacific from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Cunningham; D E Ingram; Kenneth Sumbuk
ISBN: 1853598674 9781853598678 1853598682 9781853598685
OCLC Number: 61178150
Description: xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Language diversity in the Pacific : endangerment and survival : an overview / D.E. Ingram --
2. World languages review: some data / Andoni Barrena, Itziar Idiazabal, Patxi Juaristi, Carme Junyent, Paul Ortega and Belen Uranga --
3. Naming languages, drawing language boundaries and maintaining languages with special reference to the linguistic situation in Papua New Guinea / Peter Muhlhausler --
4. Obstacles to creating an inventory of languages in Indonesia : a dialectology perspective / Multimia R.M.T. Lauder --
5. Keeping track of indigenous language endangerment in Australia / Patrick McConvell and Nicholas Thieberger --
6. Papua New Guinea's languages : will they survive? / Kenneth M. Sumbuk.
Series Title: Multilingual matters, 134.
Responsibility: edited by Denis Cunningham, D.E. Ingram, and Kenneth Sumbuk.
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The Southwest Pacific constitutes the richest linguistic region of the world. That rich resource cannot be taken for granted. Some of its languages have already been lost; many more are under threat.  Read more...

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Reports and studies on the linguistic situation in a number of countries in this volume are informative and thought provoking. -- Picus Sizhi Ding, Macao Polytechnic Institute * Linguist List 17.2290 Read more...

 
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