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Vanishing voices : the extinction of the world's languages

Author: Daniel Nettle; Suzanne Romaine
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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Half of all known languages have disappeared in the last 500 years and 90 per cent of all languages are in danger of becoming extinct in the next 100. The authors argue that the loss of linguistic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Nettle; Suzanne Romaine
ISBN: 0195152468 9780195152463
OCLC Number: 973539479
Notes: Previous ed.: 2000.
Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24cm.
Contents: 1. Where have All the Languages Gone ; 2. A World of Diversity ; 3. Lost Words / Lost Worlds ; 4. The Ecology of Language ; 5. The Biological Wave ; 6. The Economic Wave ; 7. Why Something Should be Done ; 8. Sustainable Futures ; References and Further Reading ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine.

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a "splendid and disturbing book." * The Irish Times (Dublin) * "Vanishing Voices is an urgent call to arms about the impending loss of one of our great resources. Nettle and Romaine paint a Read more...

 
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