Books about endangered languages

Books about linguistic anthropology
Books about artificial languages
Books about languages
Books about numbers
Books about language revitalization
Books about writing systems and alphabets
Books ordered by natural languages
Books ordered by artificial languages

The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered LanguagesThe Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages
editors Cambridge University Press (2011)
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The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered LanguagesThe Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages
by , editors National Geographic (2010)
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Endangered Languages of AustronesiaEndangered Languages of Austronesia
by , editors Oxford University Press (2010)
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Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell UsDying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us
by , editors Wiley-Blackwell (2009)
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When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human KnowledgeWhen Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge
by , editors Oxford University Press (2008)
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One Thousand Languages: Living, Endangered, and LostOne Thousand Languages: Living, Endangered, and Lost
by , editors University of California Press (2008)
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Encyclopedia of the World’s Endangered LanguagesEncyclopedia of the World’s Endangered Languages
by , editors Routledge (2007)
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Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened LanguagesSpoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages
by , editors Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2003)
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Vanishing Voices: the Extinction of the World’s LanguagesVanishing Voices: the Extinction of the World’s Languages, by , editors Oxford University Press (2002)
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The authors show us the problematics of languages extinction that goes faster nowadays. They analyze this process from the point of view of language history and language spreading. They also explain the concept of linguistic biodiversity, as linguistic diversity occupies the same geographic, economic and social territories as biodiversity. Each language dying makes disappear a specific vision of the world as it gathers in its vocabulary all the field experience of the people who speak it. Where western technical vocabulary is only a nomenclature which is always behind species extinction to create new names, oceanian languages name fishes according to the type of hook used to catch them. With such living examples, they show us the true value of the ecology of languages.

Language DeathLanguage Death
by , editors Cambridge University Press (2002)
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