Cuando mueren las lenguas. La extinción de los idiomas en el mundo y la erosión del conocimiento humano

Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes, Ediciones Uniandes: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, 2016. First Edition. Paperback. 315p., maps, photos, illus., facsimiles, tables, graphics, bibl., wrps. New. Item #62851
ISBN: 9789587743746

"Cuando mueren las lenguas" examines the disappearance of languages and its repercussions, particularly the death of a vast bodies of knowledge and the diverse cultures of indigenous communities. This work also advocates for the revival of languages and the cultural ideas that are intrinsically woven in their words. Contents include: "Un mundo de muchas (menos) voces", "Una extinción de (ideas sobre) las especies", "Muchas lunas atrás: calendarios y estimación del tiemo", "Un atlas de la mente", "Narradores silenciosos, leyendas perdidas", "Sistemas numéricos amenzados: contar hasta veinte con los dedos de los pies" and "Mundos dentro de las palabras". This is a translation from the original version published in English in 2007 under the title, "When languages die. The extinction of the world's languages and the erosion of human knowledge"

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