Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages

Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages


The trouble for the fast-disappearing language shares of the area has arisen rather long ago decade, as a result of influence of globalization. This ebook looks as a solution to a felt desire: to catalogue and describe these languages, making up the majority of the world's six thousand or extra particular tongues, that are at risk of disappearing in the following couple of many years.

Endangerment is a fancy factor, and the explanations why such a lot of of the world's smaller, much less empowered languages aren't being handed directly to destiny generations this present day are mentioned within the book's creation. The creation is by means of neighborhood sections, every one authored by means of a outstanding expert, combining to supply a entire directory of each language which, by way of the standards of endangerment set out within the creation, is probably going to vanish in the following couple of a long time. those languages make up 90 in step with cent of the world's final language stocks.

The Encyclopedia accordingly presents in one source: specialist research of the present language coverage state of affairs in each multilingual nation and on each continent, distinctive descriptions of little-known languages from around the world, and transparent alphabetical entries, area via zone, of the entire world's languages at present considered at risk of extinction.

The Encyclopedia of the World’s Endangered Languages can be an important addition to all educational linguistics collections and may be an invaluable source for more than a few readers with an curiosity in improvement experiences, cultural history and overseas affairs.

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