Download e-book for iPad: Endangered Languages: An Introduction (Cambridge Textbooks by Sarah G. Thomason

By Sarah G. Thomason

lots of the 7,000 languages spoken on the earth this day will vanish earlier than the tip of this century, taking with them cultural traditions from worldwide, in addition to linguistic constructions that will have superior our knowing of the universality and variability of human language. This e-book is an available advent to the subject of language endangerment, answering questions equivalent to: what's it? How and why does it ensue? Why should still we care? The ebook outlines many of the reasons of language endangerment, explaining what makes a language 'safe', and highlighting the risk indicators that threaten a minority language. Readers will know about the implications of wasting a language, either for its former speech group and for our figuring out of human language. Illustrated with case reports, it describes a few of the equipment of documenting endangered languages, and indicates how they are often revitalised.

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