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Spoken here : travels among threatened languages

Author: Mark Abley
Publisher: London : Cornerstone Digital, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author's journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink takes him to aboriginal Australia, and to American Indian reservations, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back -  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Abley
ISBN: 1446410455 9781446410455
OCLC Number: 1004570450
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: 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: Provençal --
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.
Responsibility: Mark Abley.

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A fascinating and addictive book. It is more than that: it is a lucid, often eloquent journey through the crumbling linguistic foundations of humanity * Daily Telegraph * Unusually penetrating and Read more...

 
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