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Language death

Language death

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Canto Refresh Your Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern, not only among linguists and anthropologists but among all interested in the issues of cultural identity in an increasingly globalized culture. A leading commentator and popular writer on langauge issues, David Crystal asks the fundamental question, "Why is language death so important?", reviews the reason  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crystal, David, 1941-
Language death.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 99053220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 9780511065248 0511065248 9781139871549 1139871544
OCLC Number: 179115259
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 198 pages)
Contents: What is language death? --
Why should we care? --
Why do languages die? --
Where do we begin? --
What can be done?
Series Title: Canto Refresh Your Ser.
Responsibility: David Crystal.


The endangerment and death of minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern. In this 2002 book, a leading commentator on language issues, David Crystal asks the question, 'Why  Read more...


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