Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Language in Danger: How Language Loss Threatens Our Future Hardcover – 30 May 2002

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, 30 May 2002
£0.49
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane (30 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713994436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713994438
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,039,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description

Review

"Andrew Dalby (2003), as author of "Language in Danger" provides an interesting account of how languages evolve and interact with one another... The aim to promote awareness for cultural linguistic diversity, regardless of globalisation, can be heard loud and clear." -- Nicholas Alexis Zoffel, "Language and Intercultural Communication"

"This argument about why we should care about the present-day loss of languages is convincing." -- "Publishers Weekly"

"Passionate and lucid... the whole book works up to a magnificent final chapter... ardent, dignified, and convincing." -- "The Spectator"

"Provides an engrossing account of both how languages evolve and interact with one another, and of how much is lost when the last speaker of [a language] dies." -- Michael Dirda, "Washington Post"

"Warning of the loss of linguistic diversity as speakers are assimilated to global languages, Dalby argues that language loss entails an irreplaceable loss of local cultural knowledge... [T]his is a successful presentation of a key argument for preserving linguistic diversity." -- "Choice"

"This argument about why we should care about the present-day loss of languages is convincing." -- Publishers Weekly

"Passionate and lucid... the whole book works up to a magnificent final chapter... ardent, dignified, and convincing." -- The Spectator

"Provides an engrossing account of both how languages evolve and interact with one another, and of how much is lost when the last speaker of [a language] dies." -- Michael Dirda, Washington Post

"Warning of the loss of linguistic diversity as speakers are assimilated to global languages, Dalby argues that language loss entails an irreplaceable loss of local cultural knowledge... [T]his is a successful presentation of a key argument for preserving linguistic diversity." -- Choice

"Andrew Dalby (2003), as author of Language in Danger provides an interesting account of how languages evolve and interact with one another... The aim to promote awareness for cultural linguistic diversity, regardless of globalisation, can be heard loud and clear." -- Nicholas Alexis Zoffel, Language and Intercultural Communication

"This argument about why we should care about the present-day loss of languages is convincing." -- "Publishers Weekly"

"Passionate and lucid... the whole book works up to a magnificent final chapter... ardent, dignified, and convincing." -- "The Spectator"

"Provides an engrossing account of both how languages evolve and interact with one another, and of how much is lost when the last speaker of [a language] dies." -- Michael Dirda, "Washington Post"

"Warning of the loss of linguistic diversity as speakers are assimilated to global languages, Dalby argues that language loss entails an irreplaceable loss of local cultural knowledge... [T]his is a successful presentation of a key argument for preserving linguistic diversity." -- "Choice"

"Andrew Dalby (2003), as author of "Language in Danger" provides an interesting account of how languages evolve and interact with one another... The aim to promote awareness for cultural linguistic diversity, regardless of globalisation, can be heard loud and clear." -- Nicholas Alexis Zoffel, "Language and Intercultural Communication"

"A wide-ranging and lucid study of how languages die." -- "Sunday Telegraph"

Andrew Dalby (2003), as author of "Language in Danger" provides an interesting account of how languages evolve and interact with one another... The aim to promote awareness for cultural linguistic diversity, regardless of globalisation, can be heard loud and clear.--Nicholas Alexis Zoffel"Language and Intercultural Communication" (01/01/0001)

Provides an engrossing account of both how languages evolve and interact with one another, and of how much is lost when the last speaker of [a language] dies.--Michael Dirda "Washington Post "

Provides an engrossing account of both how languages evolve and interact with one another, and of how much is lost when the last speaker of [a language] dies.

--Michael Dirda "Washington Post "

Andrew Dalby (2003), as author of Language in Danger provides an interesting account of how languages evolve and interact with one another... The aim to promote awareness for cultural linguistic diversity, regardless of globalisation, can be heard loud and clear.

--Nicholas Alexis Zoffel"Language and Intercultural Communication" (01/01/0001)

Provides an engrossing account of both how languages evolve and interact with one another, and of how much is lost when the last speaker of [a language] dies.--Michael Dirda "Washington Post "

Andrew Dalby (2003), as author of Language in Danger provides an interesting account of how languages evolve and interact with one another... The aim to promote awareness for cultural linguistic diversity, regardless of globalisation, can be heard loud and clear.--Nicholas Alexis Zoffel "Language and Intercultural Communication " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Andrew Dalby is Honorary Librarian at the Institute of Linguists and author of Dictionary of Languages(Bloomsbury 1998). He also writes on food. He lives in France.


Customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 9 January 2005
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
14 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsGood, but a bit too history-oriented
on 8 April 2004 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
3.0 out of 5 starsToo much emotion and hyperbole, too little facts
on 9 September 2009 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
One person found this helpful.
2.0 out of 5 starsToo little evidence, too much hyperbole
on 29 March 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: mens sunglasses, aviator sunglasses, rayban wayfarer, sport glasses, black glasses, black sunglasses

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?