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Spoken Here

Travels among Threatened Languages

Spoken Here( )
Author: Abley, Mark
ISBN:978-0-618-23649-7
Publication Date:Aug 2003
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

In Spoken Here, Mark Abley journeys around the world seeking out languages in peril -- Manx, Mohawk, Boro, Yiddish, and many more. Along the way he reveals delicious linguistic oddities and shows us what is lost when one of the world's six thousand tongues dies -- an irreplaceable worldview and a wealth of practical knowledge. He also examines the forces, from pop culture to creoles to global politics, that threaten to wipe out 90 percent of languages by this century's end....
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Foreign Language Study / Ancient Languages
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.81 Inches
Book Weight:1.39 Pounds



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