Language Death

By: David Crystal

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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. The 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. Printed Pages: 2018

Title: Language Death

Author Name: David Crystal

Categories: Languages & Linguistics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Cambridge University Press:

ISBN: 0521121752

ISBN 13: 9780521121750

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200535

Keywords: Language Death David Crystal