Pdf ebook: Vanishing Voices

Pdf download ebook Vanishing Voices

Few people know that nearly one hundred native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aborig ...

  • Author : Daniel Nettle,Suzanne Romaine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198031185

Summary: Few people know that nearly one hundred native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aboriginal languages have vanished. In fact, at least half of the world's languages may die out in the next century. Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine assert that this trend is far more than simply disturbing. Making explicit the link between language survival and environmental issues, they argue that the extinction of languages is part of the larger picture of near-total collapse of the worldwide ecosystem. Indeed, the authors contend that the struggle to preserve precious environmental resources-such as the rainforest-cannot be separated from the struggle to maintain diverse cultures, and that the causes of language death, like that of ecological destruction, lie at the intersection of ecology and politics. In addition to defending the world's endangered languages, the authors also pay homage to the last speakers of dying tongues, such as Red Thundercloud, a Native American in South Carolina; Ned Mandrell, with whom the Manx language passed away in 1974; and Arthur Bennett, an Australian who was the last person to know more than a few words of Mbabaram. In our languages lies the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Indeed, each language is a unique window on experience. Vanishing Voices is a call to preserve this resource, before it is too late.


"E-booksearch.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.com. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates."

You might also like:

Eating Disorders: The Facts

Eating Disorders: The Facts

  • Author : Suzanne Abraham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0191024902

Eating Disorders: The Facts is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the major eating disorders namely anorexia nervosa, anorexia nervosa not for weight …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Fisher Staples

Suzanne Fisher Staples

  • Author : Megan Lynn Isaac
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810872851

This volume examines the six novels and memoir of Suzanne Fisher Staples, including her most famous work: the Pakistani trilogy (Shabanu, Haveli and The Ho …

GET BOOK
How Yoga came to Britain with Suzanne Newcombe

How Yoga came to Britain with Suzanne Newcombe

  • Author : Suzanne Newcombe
  • Publisher : Wise Studies
  • Release Date : 2021-05-31
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 65
  • ISBN 10 :

Over three sessions Suzanne explores how yoga came to Britain, covering the individuals and movements that influenced the exchange between the yoga from In …

GET BOOK
Love Suzanne

Love Suzanne

  • Author : Glen Laws
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 1450038328

This is the story of three Auburn college co-eds who fall in love with an Idaho cowboy, from Ft, Henry, ID, enrolled in Veterinary School. God has given Fr …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

  • Author : Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1467701521

"[The Hunger Games trilogy] spread like wildfire," says Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., teacher Annmarie Powers, in a statement to USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Ne …

GET BOOK
Suzanne's Children

Suzanne's Children

  • Author : Anne Nelson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1501105345

One of the untold stories of the Holocaust—the nail-biting drama of Suzanne Spaak, who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

  • Author : Elizabeth Hoover
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2012-06-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 1420509691

Writer Suzanne Collins was forty-six when she published "The Hunger Games," a novel for young adults set in a dark future where North America has been obli …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

  • Author : Nick Hunter
  • Publisher : Raintree
  • Release Date : 2014-01-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN 10 : 1406274119

GET BOOK
A Study Guide for James Patterson's

A Study Guide for James Patterson's "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas"

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN 10 : 1410359700

GET BOOK
Desperately Killing Suzanne

Desperately Killing Suzanne

  • Author : David Wind
  • Publisher : ColSaw Publications / DMW
  • Release Date : 2018-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 0998971243

Suspense, Mystery, and Death follow Suzanne everywhere A beloved TV star at six; A Hollywood scream queen at eighteen; married to a famous author and livin …

GET BOOK
Snotty Suzanne Walker

Snotty Suzanne Walker

  • Author : R. S. Arrow Blackay
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-11-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN 10 : 1365511804

Snotty Suzanne Walker A Short Story by Writer Unknown Suzanne Walker was thinking about Christian Johnson again. Christian was a caring coward with ruddy a …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France

Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France

  • Author : Paula J. Martin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 131704746X

Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm beli …

GET BOOK
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book

  • Author : Suzanne Steinbaum
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-01-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1101599928

In the tradition of Christiane Northrup, a renowned cardiologist integrates emotional and physical well-being in a revolutionary new approach to women’s …

GET BOOK
How to Analyze the Works of Suzanne Collins

How to Analyze the Works of Suzanne Collins

  • Author : Sheila Griffin Llanas
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1614789576

This title explores the creative works of famous author Suzanne Collins. Works analyzed include The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. Clear, com …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food

Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food

  • Author : Suzanne Somers
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2011-02-23
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0307783545

After the phenomenal success of Eat Great, Lose Weight, Suzanne Somers was flooded with letters and phone calls from people who had lost weight the "Somers …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Fields: Volume I

Suzanne Fields: Volume I

  • Author : Suzanne Fields
  • Publisher : Creators Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN 10 : 1942448279

Suzanne Fields is a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for Creators Syndicate. This is a collection of the very best of Suzanne Fields from 2014. …

GET BOOK
Violence in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Trilogy

Violence in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Trilogy

  • Author : Gary Wiener
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-08-21
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 0737770686

Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy envisions a world where survival and violence quite literally take the center stage. To maintain order, suppress indepen …

GET BOOK
Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight

Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight

  • Author : Suzanne Somers
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-16
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 030783347X

“Life’s best memories come from around the table. This is why I love Suzanne’s book. If people follow her suggestions, they will learn to enjoy food …

GET BOOK
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2001-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0759525218

Discover James Patterson's powerfully moving novel of love, loss, hope, and family. Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a hou …

GET BOOK