Dying Words Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2009
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
|A Note on the Presentation of Linguistic Material|
|The Library of Babel|
|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|
|Index of Languages and Language Families|