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On the Death and Life of Languages.

Author: Hag�ege, Claude, 1936- ; Claude, Hagege (Hag?1/4ge),
Publisher: Yale University Press 2009.
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Twenty-five languages die each year; at this pace, half the world's five thousand languages will disappear within the next century. In this timely book, Claude Hagège seeks to make clear the magnitude of the cultural loss represented by the crisis of language death. By focusing on the relationship of language to culture and the world of ideas, Hagège shows how languages are themselves crucial repositories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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On the Death and Life of Languages.
Yale University Press 2009
(DLC) 2009008338
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hag�ege, Claude, 1936- ; Claude, Hagege (Hag?1/4ge),
ISBN: 1282353160 9781282353169
OCLC Number: 816341905
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages)
Contents: Languages and life. Languages, providers of life --
Languages, living species --
Language and speech --
Words and the struggle for life --
Languages and death. What is a dead language? --
The paths to extinction --
The battalion of causes --
Taking stock --
Factors in preservation and the struggle against disaster --
Languages and resurrection. Hebrew --
From life to death and from death to life --
New languages, Creoles, promotions.
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