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Language in danger : the loss of linguistic diversity and the threat to our future

Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press cop. 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dalby projects that 2,500 languages will be lost over the course of this century, and makes the case for the vital importance of linguistic diversity. He presents a far-ranging history of how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dalby
ISBN: 0231129009 9780231129008
OCLC Number: 433648194
Description: XII, 328 p. 24 cm
Contents: 1. Language and Our Species2. Language and Change3. Language and Community4. Language and Nation5. How to Become a Global Language6. When We Lose a Language7. The Loss of Diversity
Responsibility: Andrew Dalby.

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Provides an engrossing account of both how languages evolve and interact with one another, and of how much is lost when the last speaker of [a language] dies.--Michael Dirda "Washington Post " Read more...

 
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