Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages

Valutazione media 3,85
( su 535 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780099460220: Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages

Half the world's languages are threatened with extinction over the next century, as English and the rest of the world's top twenty languages drive all before them. What ways of looking at the world will die along with them, what cultural riches, what experiences, histories and memories? And how does it feel to be one of the last remaining speakers of a languages that is on its way to extinction? What chance is there of saving any of these languages? And is it feasible in the long term or even worthwhile? to aboriginal Australia (where he meets the last surviving fluent male speaker of Mati Ke, who cannot speak to the only other fluent speaker, as she is his sister and in their culture it is forbidden to speak to siblings once one has reached puberty), and to American Indian reservations, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back - Wales, the Faeroe islands, the Isle of Man - as well as charting the triumphant return of Hebrew.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

From the Inside Flap:

Whether on the other side of the world or in our own backyard, languages everywhere are fading into oblivion. Mark Abley explores what the human family stands to lose -- and explains why some endangered languages continue to thrive.

Within the next couple of generations, most of the world?s 6000 languages will vanish, due mainly to the unstoppable tide of English. With an open mind and a well-worn passport, award-winning journalist and poet Mark Abley tells entertaining and vital stories about why languages matter. From Oklahoma to Provence, aboriginal Australia to Baffin Island, the cultures are radically different, but the problems of shrinking linguistic and cultural richness are painfully similar. Abley?s investigation provides a stunning glimpse of the beauty and intricacies of languages like Yiddish and Yuchi, Mohawk and Manx, Inuktitut and Provençal. More importantly, it offers a sympathetic and memorable portrait of the people who still speak languages under threat.

When a language dies out, gone too are stories that have been told for centuries, unique ways of seeing the world, and perhaps even ways of solving problems both large and small. Abley believes we must see languages as abundant sources of richness, wonder and usefulness. And he shows that hope still exists: that the determination of even one person can revive a whole language and its culture, in the process creating something new, changing and alive -- exactly what languages do best.

About the Author:

Mark Abley, a winner of Canada's National Newspaper Award, is the author of nine critically-acclaimed books, ranging from children's fiction to poetry, via journalistic non-fiction. He has written for the TLS, the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Montreal Gazette, amongst other publications. Winning a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 inspired his 2008 book The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English. He lives in Montreal and speaks English, French, and a little Welsh.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Mark Abley
Editore: Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Half the world s languages are threatened with extinction over the next century, as English and the rest of the world s top twenty languages drive all before them. What ways of looking at the world will die along with them, what cultural riches, what experiences, histories and memories? And how does it feel to be one of the last remaining speakers of a language that is on its way to extinction? What chance is there of saving any of these languages? Is it feasible in the long term or even worthwhile? Mark Abley s journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink takes him to aboriginal Australia (where he meets the last surviving fluent male speaker of Mati Ke, who cannot speak to the only other fluent speaker, as she is his sister and in their culture it is forbidden to speak to siblings once one has reached puberty) and to American Indian reservations, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back - Wales, the Faeroe islands, the Isle of Man - whilst also charting the triumphant return of Hebrew. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099460220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,96
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Abley, Mark
Editore: Cornerstone (2005)
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornerstone, 2005. Condizione libro: New. 2005. Paperback. Half the world's languages are threatened with extinction, as English and other top 20 languages drive all before them. This work offers the author's journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink that take him to aboriginal Australia and to American Indian reservations, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: CFF; WTL; WTM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 22. Weight in Grams: 286. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099460220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,63
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Mark Abley
Editore: Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Half the world s languages are threatened with extinction over the next century, as English and the rest of the world s top twenty languages drive all before them. What ways of looking at the world will die along with them, what cultural riches, what experiences, histories and memories? And how does it feel to be one of the last remaining speakers of a language that is on its way to extinction? What chance is there of saving any of these languages? Is it feasible in the long term or even worthwhile? Mark Abley s journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink takes him to aboriginal Australia (where he meets the last surviving fluent male speaker of Mati Ke, who cannot speak to the only other fluent speaker, as she is his sister and in their culture it is forbidden to speak to siblings once one has reached puberty) and to American Indian reservations, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back - Wales, the Faeroe islands, the Isle of Man - whilst also charting the triumphant return of Hebrew. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099460220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,87
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Mark Abley
Editore: Arrow (2005)
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Arrow, 2005. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria GH9780099460220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,93
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,99
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Abley, Mark
Editore: Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornerstone. Condizione libro: New. 2005. Paperback. Half the world's languages are threatened with extinction, as English and other top 20 languages drive all before them. This work offers the author's journeys among the speakers of languages at the brink that take him to aboriginal Australia and to American Indian reservations, as well as to places where the languages are fighting back. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: CFF; WTL; WTM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 22. Weight in Grams: 286. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099460220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Abley Mark
Editore: Random House
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Majestic Books
(London, ,, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Random House. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 4469764

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,10
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,25
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Mark Abley
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST009946022X. Codice libro della libreria ST009946022X

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,61
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Mark Abley
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; Half the world's languages are threatened with extinction over the next century, as English and the rest of the world's top twenty languages drive all before them. What ways of looking at the world will die along with them, what cultural riches, what experiences, histories and memories? And how does. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780099460220_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,96
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,40
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Mark Abley
Editore: Random House 2005-01-06, London (2005)
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Random House 2005-01-06, London, 2005. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780099460220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,18
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,82
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Mark Abley
Editore: Random House (2005)
ISBN 10: 009946022X ISBN 13: 9780099460220
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Random House, 2005. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria F4-9780099460220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,12
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,23
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro