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Language Death.

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Canto Refresh Your Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 9780511067372 0511067372 0511202008 9780511202001 0521012716 9780521012713
OCLC Number: 437069016
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.
Series Title: Canto Refresh Your Ser.

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