1. Warramurrungunji's Children

  1. Nicholas Evans

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310450.ch1

Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

How to Cite

Evans, N. (2009) Warramurrungunji's Children, in Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310450.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

Book Series:

  1. The Language Library

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Crystal

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233053

Online ISBN: 9781444310450

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Keywords:

  • library of Babel;
  • alternative founding myths, widespread in small-scale cultures;
  • near-infinity of stories - each idiom stamping with rhythm and taking a different world-view;
  • Warramurrungunji's children;
  • language diversity and human destiny;
  • levels of language diversity through time and space

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Language Diversity and Human Destiny

  • Language Diversity through Time and Space

  • Where the Hotbeds Are

  • The Wellsprings of Diversity in Language, Culture, and Biology

  • Words on the Land

  • Further reading