Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

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Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us - Evans, Nicholas
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The next century will see more than half of the world's 6,000languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear withoutbeing adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures inlanguage documentation, this fascinating book explores whathumanity stands to lose as a result. Explores the unique philosophy, knowledge, and culturalassumptions of languages, and their impact on our collectiveintellectual heritage Questions why such linguistic diversity exists in the firstplace, and how can we can best respond ...

Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us 2009, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, England

ISBN-13: 9780631233053

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