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When languages die : the extinction of the World's languages and the erosion of human knowledge / K. David Harrison.

By: Harrison, K. David
Language: English Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.Description: x, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780195181920
Contents:
1 A World of Many (Fewer) Voices -- 2 An Extinction of (Ideas about) Species -- Case Study: Vanishing Herds and Reindeer Words -- 3 Many Moons Ago: Traditional Calendars and Time-Reckoning -- Case Study: Nomads of Western Mongolia -- 4 An Atlas in the Mind -- Case Study: Wheel of Fortune and a Blessing -- 5 Silent Storytellers, Lost Legends -- Case Study: New Rice versus Old Knowledge -- 6 Endangered Number Systems: Counting to Twenty on Your Toes -- Case Study: The Leaf-Cup People, India's Modern Primitives -- 7 Worlds within Words.
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Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book British Museum
Africa Oceania and the Americas Open Shelves KKC [HAR -] (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available M48140

Includes bibliography (p. 263-283) and index.

1 A World of Many (Fewer) Voices -- 2 An Extinction of (Ideas about) Species -- Case Study: Vanishing Herds and Reindeer Words -- 3 Many Moons Ago: Traditional Calendars and Time-Reckoning -- Case Study: Nomads of Western Mongolia -- 4 An Atlas in the Mind -- Case Study: Wheel of Fortune and a Blessing -- 5 Silent Storytellers, Lost Legends -- Case Study: New Rice versus Old Knowledge -- 6 Endangered Number Systems: Counting to Twenty on Your Toes -- Case Study: The Leaf-Cup People, India's Modern Primitives -- 7 Worlds within Words.

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