Dying Words Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

ISBN-10: 0631233067
ISBN-13: 9780631233060
Edition: 2009
Authors: Nicholas Evans
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Description: Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this book explores what humanity stands to lose with the onset of massive language extinction.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this book explores what humanity stands to lose with the onset of massive language extinction.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
A Note on the Presentation of Linguistic Material
The Library of Babel
Warramurrungunji's Children
Four Millennia to Tune In
A Great Feast of Languages
A Galapagos of Tongues
Your Mind in Mine: Social Cognition in Grammar
Faint Tracks in an Ancient Wordscape: Languages and Deep World History
Sprung from Some Common Source
Travels in the Logosphere: Hooking Ancient Words onto Ancient Worlds
Keys to Decipherment: How Living Languages Can Unlock Forgotten Scripts
Ratchetting Each Other Up: The Coevolution of Language, Culture, and Thought
Trellises of the Mind: How Language Trains Thought
What Verse and Verbal Art Can Weave
Listening While We Can
Renewing the Word
Epilogue: Sitting in the Dust, Standing in the Sky
Notes
References
Index of Languages and Language Families
Index

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