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Language Death

Author: CRYSTAL, DAVID
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Pub Date: 29/04/2002
ISBN: 9780521012713
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Quick overview A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death, first published in 2002.
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The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern, not only among linguists and anthropologists but among all concerned with issues of cultural identity in an increasingly globalized culture. By some counts, only 600 of the 6,000 or so languages in the world are 'safe' from the threat of extinction. A leading commentator and popular writer on language issues, David Crystal asks the fundamental question, 'Why is language death so important?', reviews the reasons for the current crisis, and investigates what is being done to reduce its impact. This 2002 book contains not only intelligent argument, but moving descriptions of the decline and demise of particular languages, and practical advice for anyone interested in pursuing the subject further.

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