Cambridge University Press, 2014/11/06 - 276 ページ
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 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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Africa ancestral language arguments attitudes Australia bilingual chapter community’s countries course cultural assimilation culture Dauenhauer and Dauenhauer decline develop dialect diversity dominant language ecological economic encounter Endangered Language Fund endangered languages endangerment English especially ethnic Ethnologue example express extinct languages factors fieldwork Foundation for Endangered Gerdts global Grenoble and Whaley guage heritage human Iatiku identity important indigenous community indigenous language involved issues kind Krauss language death language loss language maintenance language revitalization language shift language’s lingua franca linguistic Manic Street Preachers Michael Krauss million monolingual Nancy Dorian number of languages Ogmios one’s political population possible preserve programmes Quechua question range region reported revitalization role seen sense social sociopolitical speak spoken Stephen Wurm stories survival talking task tion Tlingit tradition Ubykh vocabulary Welsh words world’s languages Wurm