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Tue Jan 30 2007

Books: Sociolinguistics: Harrison

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Message 1: When Languages Die: Harrison
Date: 29-Jan-2007
From: Elyse Turr <>
Subject: When Languages Die: Harrison

Title: When Languages Die Subtitle: The extinction of the world's languages and the erosion of human knowledge Published: 2007 Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author: K. David Harrison Hardback: ISBN: 9780195181920 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 29.95

Speakers of thousands of the world's languages are now switching tospeaking global tongues, abandoning their ancestral tongues at anunprecedented rate. As these languages vanish, what exactly is being lost?This book highlights the complex systems of knowledge embedded in language,and shows their loss, on the individual and global scales. Languageabandonment is a loss not only to the communities, but to the scholars ofevery field, and to humanity as a whole.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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