The Last Speakers

The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
Author(s): K. David Harrison
Original Publish Date: Sep 21, 2010
Product Number: EB00178227
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781426206689
Publisher: National Geographic
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Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger generations. Thought-provoking and engaging, this unique book illuminates the global language-extinction crisis through photos, graphics, interviews, traditional wisdom never before translated into English, and first-person essays that thrillingly convey the adventure of science and exploration.

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