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

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1426204612
ISBN-13: 9781426204616
Sku: 214438697
Publish Date: 9/21/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  302
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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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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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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0302
Product attributePublisher:   National Geographic Society
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