5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Informative contents, with a powerful photo on the book cover,
This review is from: Vanishing Voices: The Extinction of the World's Languages (Paperback)
What would you feel if you were the last fluent speaker of a language, say, English? We hardly pay attention to such a question; sadly, neither do most of the speakers until their languages become endangered. Anyway, history tells us that never take it for granted that the major global languages such as English will be still spoken in AD3000. If you don't believe me, take a look at this book. This book tries to explain the underlying factors that account for the insidious extinction of the world's languages. It also offers a few concrete suggestions to save the endangered languages. I almost read this book from cover to cover, and really enjoyed it.
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