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Nicholas Evans - Author

About the Author

Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire and was a screenwriter and film producer before writing his first novel, the phenomenal number one bestseller The Horse Whisperer. It has now been translated into 36 languages and sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide since its publication in 1995. It is now also a Hollywood film, starring and directed by Robert Redford. He is also the author of The Loop and The Smoke Jumper. Nicholas Evans lives in Devon and London

 

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Politics of Publishing in South Africa

Politics of Publishing in South Africa

Author: Nicholas Evans, Monica Seeber Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2019

The Politics of Publishing in South Africa is the first analysis of the publishing industry that provides a social and historical context as well as treating it as of strategic importance for the further development of a society. Providing insights from top industry professionals, the book examines issues as diverse as copyright, the development of an indigenous book publishing industry, policies of literacy and development of African languages, electronic publishing, and pressing concerns to practitioners in publishing and the media in general.

Dying Words Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

Dying Words Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

Author: Nicholas Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2009

The next century will see more than half of the world's 6,000 languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear without being adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this fascinating book explores what humanity stands to lose as a result. * Explores the unique philosophy, knowledge, and cultural assumptions of languages, and their impact on our collective intellectual heritage* Questions why such linguistic diversity exists in the first place, and how can we can best respond to the challenge of recording and documenting these fragile oral traditions while they are still with us* Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, and draws on a wealth of vivid examples from his own field experience* Brings conceptual issues vividly to life by weaving in portraits of individual 'last speakers' and anecdotes about linguists and their discoveries

Dying Words Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

Dying Words Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

Author: Nicholas Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2008

The next century will see more than half of the world's 6,000 languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear without being adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this fascinating book explores what humanity stands to lose as a result. * Explores the unique philosophy, knowledge, and cultural assumptions of languages, and their impact on our collective intellectual heritage* Questions why such linguistic diversity exists in the first place, and how can we can best respond to the challenge of recording and documenting these fragile oral traditions while they are still with us* Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, and draws on a wealth of vivid examples from his own field experience* Brings conceptual issues vividly to life by weaving in portraits of individual 'last speakers' and anecdotes about linguists and their discoveries

Problems of Polysynthesis

Problems of Polysynthesis

Author: Nicholas Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2002