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Spoken here : travels among threatened languages

Author: Mark Abley
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the linguistic characteristics and oddities of some of the world's threatened languages, including Max, Mohaw, Yiddish, and Boro, and the diverse forces that threaten to destroy them and the cultures that spawned them.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abley, Mark.
Spoken here.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
(OCoLC)606976394
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Abley
ISBN: 061823649X 9780618236497
OCLC Number: 51223717
Description: 322 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Patrick's language --
Dreamers: languages in Northern Australia --
Constructing the world --
Unseen and unheard: Yuchi --
Dont Vori, Bi Khepi --
Leaving the grave: Manx --
The verbs of Boro --
The lion's tongue: Provencal --
Melting at the edges --
The words that come before all else: Mohawk --
Humboldt's parrot --
Ways of escape: Yiddish --
Revival --
The iron of language: Welsh --
The face of all the earth.
Responsibility: Mark Abley.
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Explores the linguistic characteristics and oddities of some of the world's threatened languages, including Max, Mohaw, Yiddish, and Boro, and the diverse forces that threaten to destroy them and the cultures that spawned them.

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