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Spoken Here: Travels among Threatened Languages [Hardcover]

Mark Abley
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‘A fascinating and at times moving account of how languages die…Illuminating and unique’ -- The Observer Travel

‘A powerful and important book... His celebration of linguistic diversity is compelling, his diagnosis of its demise devastating.' -- Sunday Times

‘I recommend Mr Abley’s book.’ -- Sunday Telegraph

‘If you instinctively inveigh against blandness and uniformity, this is an essential read.’ -- Guardian

‘…any book which awakens our indifference…is to be welcomed, particularly one so well-written and lively’ -- New Statesman --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Book Description

Both fascinating and moving, award-winning journalist Mark Abley's travels to visit the world's dying and threatened languages and the people who speak them. Last Chance to See, but of languages rather than animals. (2003-04-02) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

From the Publisher

One of the most critically-acclaimed non-fiction titles of 2004, both fascinating and moving, award-winning journalist Mark Abley's story of his travels to visit the world's dying and threatened languages and the people who speak them. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Mark Abley, a winner of Canada's National Newspaper Award, has written for the TLS, the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Montreal Gazette, and other publications. He speaks English, French, and a little Welsh. (2003-06-23) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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