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Author Harrison, K. David.

Title The last speakers : the quest to save the world's most endangered languages / K. David Harrison.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    408.9 HAR    Available
Description 302 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Becoming a linguist -- Siberia calling -- The power of words -- Where the hotspots are -- Finding hidden languages -- Six degrees of language -- How do stories survive? -- Breaking out in song -- When a world is running down -- Saving languages.
Subject Endangered languages.
Language attrition.
Language maintenance.
Linguistic change.
Linguistic minorities.
Added Author National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN 9781426204616 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1426204612 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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