Language Diversity in the Pacific: Endangerment and Survival - Multilingual Matters (Hardback)
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Language Diversity in the Pacific: Endangerment and Survival - Multilingual Matters (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 15/03/2006
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The Southwest Pacific from Southern China through Indonesia, Australia and the Pacific Islands constitutes the richest linguistic region of the world. That rich resource cannot be taken for granted. Some of its languages have already been lost; many more are under threat. The challenge is to describe the languages that exist today and to adopt policies that will support their maintenance.

Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781853598678
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm


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This book, reflecting UNESCO's emphasis on the preservation of endangered languages, is an important contribution to the literature on language diversity. Most of that literature currently deals with Western societies and occasionally with Africa, the Middle East and India. The articles in this book widen and enrich the field. This collection of articles should become a standard in analyses of language policy.

-- Richard D. Lambert, Professor of Sociology Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Reports and studies on the linguistic situation in a number of countries in this volume are informative and thought provoking.

-- Picus Sizhi Ding, Macao Polytechnic Institute * Linguist List 17.2290 *

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