Abley, Mark Spoken Here

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Spoken Here

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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.

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"Riveting... learned, thought-provoking, bouncing with ideas, yet funny and wry... Inspiring" ( Independent)

"A fascinating and addictive book. It is more than that: it is a lucid, often eloquent journey through the crumbling linguistic foundations of humanity" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Unusually penetrating and astute" ( Spectator)

"An essential read" ( Guardian)

"Powerful and important... Compelling'" ( Sunday Times)

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Shortlisted for the Pearson Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize in 2004. One of the most critically-acclaimed non-fiction titles of 2004, both fascinating and moving, this is award-winning journalist Mark Abley's story of his travels to visit the world's dying and threatened languages and the people who speak them.

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 130 mm. 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

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 130 mm. 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

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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

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Spoken Here: Travel among Threatened Languages, Mark Abley, 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 B9780099460220

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