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Author Hagège, Claude, 1936-

Title On the death and life of languages / Claude Hagège ; translated by Jody Gladding.

Imprint New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 364 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and index.
Contents Languages and life. Languages, providers of life -- Languages, living species -- Language and speech -- Words and the struggle for life -- Languages and death. What is a dead language? -- The paths to extinction -- The battalion of causes -- Taking stock -- Factors in preservation and the struggle against disaster -- Languages and resurrection. Hebrew -- From life to death and from death to life -- New languages, Creoles, promotions.
Language Translated from the French.
Summary Twenty-five languages die each year; at this pace, half the world's five thousand languages will disappear within the next century. In this book, the author seeks to make clear the magnitude of the cultural loss represented by the crisis of language death. By focusing on the relationship of language to culture and the world of ideas, the author shows how languages are themselves crucial repositories of culture; the traditions, proverbs, and knowledge of our ancestors reside in the language we use. His examination covers all continents and language families to uncover not only how languages die, but also how they can be revitalized--for example in the remarkable case of Hebrew.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Language obsolescence.
Language revival.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Halte à la mort des langues. English
Other Form: Print version: Hagège, Claude, 1936- Halte à la mort des langues. English. On the death and life of languages. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press ; c2009 9780300137330 (DLC) 2009008338 (OCoLC)312096754
ISBN 9780300155792 (electronic bk.)
0300155794 (electronic bk.)
9780300137330 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780300167870 (pbk.)
0300167873 (pbk.)