The Resource Dying words : endangered languages and what they have to tell us, Nicholas Evans

Dying words : endangered languages and what they have to tell us, Nicholas Evans

Label
Dying words : endangered languages and what they have to tell us
Title
Dying words
Title remainder
endangered languages and what they have to tell us
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Evans
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The next century will see more than half of the world's 6,000 languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear without being adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this fascinating book explores what humanity stands to lose as a result.: Explores the unique philosophy, knowledge, and cultural assumptions of languages, and their impact on our collective intellectual heritage; Questions why such linguistic diversity exists in the first place, and how can we can best respond to the challenge of recording and documenting these fragile oral t
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
DG1
Dewey number
408.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P40.5.E53
LC item number
E93 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The language library
Label
Dying words : endangered languages and what they have to tell us, Nicholas Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-269) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dying Words; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; A Note on the Presentation of Linguistic Material; Part I The Library of Babel; 1 Warramurrungunji's Children; 2 Four Millennia to Tune In; Part II A Great Feast of Languages; 3 A Galapagos of Tongues; 4 Your Mind in Mine: Social Cognition in Grammar; Part III Faint Tracks in an Ancient Wordscape: Languages and Deep World History; 5 Sprung from Some Common Source; 6 Travels in the Logosphere: Hooking Ancient Words onto Ancient Worlds; 7 Keys to Decipherment: How Living Languages Can Unlock Forgotten Scripts
  • Part IV Ratchetting Each Other Up: The Coevolution of Language, Culture, and Thought8 Trellises of the Mind: How Language Trains Thought; 9 What Verse and Verbal Art Can Weave; Part V Listening While We Can; 10 Renewing the Word; Epilogue: Sitting in the Dust, Standing in the Sky; Notes; References; Index of Languages and Language Families; Index
Control code
ocn352861294
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781444310443
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1002/9781444310450
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10.1002/9781444310450
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24406958
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)352861294
  • pebco1444310445
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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