Spoken Here Travels among Threatened Languages

ISBN-10: 0618565833

ISBN-13: 9780618565832

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mark Abley

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In Spoken Here, Mark Abley takes us on a world tour from the Arctic Circle to Oklahoma to Australia in a fervent quest to document some of the world's most endangered languages. His mission is urgent: Of the six thousand languages spoken in the world today, only six hundred may survive into the next century. Abley visits the exotic and frequently remote locales that are home to fading languages and constructs engaging and entertaining portraits of some of the last living speakers of these tongues. Throughout this exhilarating travelogue, he points out that the same forces that put biological species at risk -- development, globalization, loss of habitat -- are also threatening human languages, and with them, something very basic about their speakers' cultures.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Patrick's Language
Dreamers: Languages in Northern Australia
Constructing the World
Unseen and Unheard: Yuchi
Dont Vori, Bi Khepi
Leaving the Grave: Manx
The Verbs of Boro
The Lion's Tongue: Provencal
Melting at the Edges
The Words That Come Before All Else: Mohawk
Humboldt's Parrot
Ways of Escape: Yiddish
Revival
The Iron of Language: Welsh
The Face of All the Earth
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index
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