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Language death

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000. ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The endangerment and death of minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern. A leading commentator on language issues, David Crystal asks the question, 'Why is language death so important?', reviews the reasons for the current crisis, and investigates what is being done to reduce its impact.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 1107117623 9781107117624 1139106856 9781139106856 0511048386 9780511048388 0511008597 9780511008597
OCLC Number: 1162000065
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 What is language death?; 2 Why should we care?; 3 Why do languages die?; 4 Where do we begin?; 5 What can be done?; Appendix: some relevant organizations; References; Index of dialects, languages, language families, and ethnic groups; Index of authors and speakers; Subject index
Responsibility: David Crystal.

Abstract:

The endangerment and death of minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern. A leading commentator on language issues, David Crystal asks the question, 'Why is language death so important?', reviews the reasons for the current crisis, and investigates what is being done to reduce its impact.

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