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Spoken Here : Travels Among Threatened Languages
by Mark Abley


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780618565832
  • ISBN-10: 0618565833
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: April 2005
  • Page Count: 322
  • Dimensions: 8.28 x 5.61 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds


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