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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 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, 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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This book, reflecting UNESCO's emphasis on the preservation of endangered languages, is an important contribution to the literature on language diversity. Most of that literature currently deals with Read more...

 
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