The Last Speakers : The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages (Hardcover)

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Part travelogue and part scientist''s notebook, "The Last Speakers" is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison''s expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers'' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger generations. Thought-provoking and engaging, this unique book illuminates the global language-extinction crisis through photos, graphics, interviews, traditional wisdom never before translated into English, and first-person essays that thrillingly convey the adventure of science and exploration.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781426204616
SKU 214438697
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1426204612
Release Date 9/21/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.25T
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Editors Note Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger generations. Thought-provoking and engaging, this unique book illuminates the global language-extinction crisis through photos, graphics, interviews, traditional wisdom never before translated into English, and first-person essays that thrillingly convey the adventure of science and exploration.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0302
Publisher National Geographic Society

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