Words of Wonder: Endangered Languages and What They Tell Us, 2nd ed.

Nicholas Evans

  • PublishedSeptember, 2023
  • Binding平裝 / 25*18 / 480pages / 部分彩色 / 中文
  • Publisher國立臺灣大學出版中心
  • SeriesEducation-Textbooks
  • ISBN978-986-350-757-4
  • GPN1011200983
  • Price NT$840
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  • EISBN(PDF)978-986-350-763-5
  • EISBN(EPub)978-986-350-762-8
In Words of Wonder: Endangered Languages and What They Tell Us, Second Edition (formerly called Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us), Nicholas Evans explores issues surrounding the preservation of indigenous languages, including the best and most effective ways to respond to the challenge of recording and documenting fragile oral traditions while they’re still with us.
This edition offers an entirely new chapter on new developments in language revitalization, including the impact of technology on language archiving, the use of social media, and autodocumentation by speakers. It also includes a number of new sections on how recent developments in language documentation give us a fuller picture of human linguistic diversity. Seeking to answer the question of why widespread linguistic diversity exists in the first place, the book weaves in portraits of individual “last speakers” and anecdotes about linguists and their discoveries. It provides access to a companion website with sound files and embedded video clips of various languages mentioned in the text. 

Nicholas Evans is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the Australian National University and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language and the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative. 


第一部 巴別塔圖書館
  1 瓦拉姆若翁吉的孩子
  2 四千年的調適學習
第二部 語言的盛宴
  3 多彩繽紛的語言
  4 我懂你的心:語法中的社會認知
第三部 古文字景象裡的蛛絲馬跡:語言與深度世界史
  5 同出一源
  6 徜徉在語義圈裡:為古代詞語和古代世界搭起橋梁
  7 破譯的關鍵:活語言如何解密被遺忘的文字
第四部 彼此提升:語言、文化與思想的共同演化
  8 心智的棚架:語言如何訓練思維
  9 詩句和言語藝術所織就的成品
第五部 燃眉之急
  10 竭盡所能地傾聽
第六部 後話
後記 在木麻黃的庇蔭下
終章 重新喚醒詞語