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The Resource On the death and life of languages, Claude Hagège ; translated by Jody Gladding

On the death and life of languages, Claude Hagège ; translated by Jody Gladding

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On the death and life of languages
Title
On the death and life of languages
Statement of responsibility
Claude Hagège ; translated by Jody Gladding
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hagège, Claude
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gladding, Jody
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language obsolescence
  • Language revival
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • SCIENCE
  • Language obsolescence
  • Language revival
  • Gegenmaßnahme
  • Sprachtod
Label
On the death and life of languages, Claude Hagège ; translated by Jody Gladding
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Languages, providers of life -- 2. Languages, living species -- 3. Language and speech -- 4. Words and the struggle for life -- 5. What is a dead language? -- 6. The paths to extinction -- 7. The battalion of causes -- 8. Taking stock -- 9. Factors in preservation and the struggle against disaster -- 10. Hebrew : from life to death and from death to life -- 11. New languages, Creoles, promotions -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn586149468
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 364 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155792
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114xkm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586149468
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.
Label
On the death and life of languages, Claude Hagège ; translated by Jody Gladding
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Languages, providers of life -- 2. Languages, living species -- 3. Language and speech -- 4. Words and the struggle for life -- 5. What is a dead language? -- 6. The paths to extinction -- 7. The battalion of causes -- 8. Taking stock -- 9. Factors in preservation and the struggle against disaster -- 10. Hebrew : from life to death and from death to life -- 11. New languages, Creoles, promotions -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn586149468
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 364 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155792
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114xkm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586149468
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.

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