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Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages


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General Introduction. List of Maps. North America. Latin America 1: Meso-America. Latin America 2: South America. Europe and North Asia. South Asia and the Middle East. East and Southeast Asia. Australasia and the Pacific. Africa. Index of Language Names

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University College London, UK


In this resource intended to promote awareness and to document present circumstance, Moseley (From Baltic Shores) brings together the highly detailed work of nine international linguistic scholars who catalog the world's dying languages and provide an anthropological classification of them. With detailed definitions and extensive further-reading references, the entries are organized first by continent and subcontinent, then alphabetically by language name; each entry is numbered (with the numbers appearing on relevant maps), and the geographical distribution of its speakers is noted. Geared toward field specialists, this work will become a vital contemporary record of extant languages and their level of endangerment. Highly recommended for linguistic and anthropological collections. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

'This is a valuable resource for all academic libraries and for other libraries with patrons interested in language, cultural heritage or diversity, international studies, and related topics... Highly recommended.' --M.R. Dittemore, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Choice

'This unprecedented, ground breaking encyclopedia is, without a doubt, essential stock for all academic libraries with linguistics collections and for all individuals and institutions with an interest in development studies, cultural heritage and international affairs.' -- H.G.A.Hughes, Reference Reviews

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