Language in Danger

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Allen Lane, 2002 - Historical linguistics - 328 pages
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Language extinction has been a feature of the 20th century - it is expected that a language will become extinct every two weeks of the the 21st century. Will languages continue to die out? If so, must culture continue to become more impoverished? Everybody who takes an interest in our cultural future needs to ask these questions. This book should assist in this endeavour by exploring the life cycle of languages: their birth, their interaction and - especially - what happens when they die.

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Language in danger: the loss of linguistic diversity and the threat to our future

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In this study of the questionable future of linguistic diversity in the world, linguist and historian Dalby (A Dictionary of Languages) offers a historical overview of how languages have ceased to ... Read full review

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This book took a very, very, VERY long time to get to the actual thesis, which honestly seemed pretty self-explanatory. I felt that it danced along the border between pop-sci and actual scholarly analysis in a way that would probably frustrate both camps. Read full review

Contents

LANGUAGE AND CHANGE
39
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNITY
82
LANGUAGE AND NATION
127
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