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Media: Sunday NYT: K. D. Harrison, When Languages Die

Submitter: Ferdinan Kurniawan

Submitter Email: okki@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics

Media Body: Dear Readers,

Please visit the URL below to read Sunday (23-Sept) New York Times article
about K. David Harrison's new book 'When Languages Die: The Extinction of
the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge', this is the 2nd
New York Times article about his book:

Issue Number: 18.2765
Date Posted: September 24, 2007

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