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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

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Query Subject:   History of interest in endangered languages
Author:   Dan Everett
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   CONCERN FOR ENDANGERED LANGUAGES HAS GROWN DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT YEARS. I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A HUGE LEAP IN INTEREST SOME 12 YEARS AGO OR SO AND THAT INTEREST AND CONCERN HAS BEEN BUILDING RAPIDLY SINCE THEN.

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A CLEARER IDEA OF THE HISTORY, THOUGH. I AMM ASKING FOR HELP, THEREFORE, IN IDENTIFYING PUBLICATIONS, CONFERENCES, LSA EVENTS, ETC. THAT MIGHT BE IDENTIFIED WITH THE BIRTH OF THE CURRENT INTEREST IN ENDANGERED LANGUAGES. I WILL POST A SUMMARY IF THERE IS A LARGE ENOUGH RESPONSE.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,

DAN EVERETT
LL Issue: 13.3246
Date posted: 10-Dec-2002



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