Nicholas Evans - Author

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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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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 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 heritageQuestions 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 usWritten by one of the leading figures in language documentation, and draws on a wealth of vivid examples from his own field experienceBrings 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 Release Date: 27/02/2002

Studia Typologica is the companion series of the journal Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung/Language Typology and Universals (STUF). Studia Typologica publishes scholarly studies of high quality dedicated to promising new topics in the realm of general-comparative linguistics. The series especially welcomes contributions which argue on a solid empirical foundation, have a cross-linguistic orientation and raise new issues which are addressed in innovative ways. The series encourages work on understudied languages and understudied phenomena. Studia Typologica is also interested in areal-typological studies and research on the interface of language contact and language typology. The series is meant as a forum for typologically minded investigations independent of the school of thought the authors adhere to. Monographs as well as collections of articles (sharing a common theme) are published in this series. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed (double blind). The language of publication is English.

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