3. A Galapagos of Tongues

  1. Nicholas Evans

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310450.ch3

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) A Galapagos of Tongues, in Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310450.ch3

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:

  • great feast of languages;
  • galapagos of tongues;
  • existence of Einsteinian universe;
  • recruited to develop and break codes on Allied and Axis sides;
  • Body parts - used in counting in Oksapmin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Unbroken Code

  • Sounds Off

  • Knowing the Giving from the Gift

  • The Great Chain of Being

  • Further reading