A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea

By Kulick, Don

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9781616209049 9781616209476
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Algonquin


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Reviewed on June 1, 2019  |  Social Sciences

How does a language die? Some anthropologists theorize that a language may fall out of style with a population or become forgotten over time. Kulick (anthropology, Uppsala Univ., Sweden) suggests that the reasons for language death are both much more complex and simpler to understand. Over the course of three decades, Kulick visited the Papua New Guinea village of Gapun and studied their fading Tayap language. Kulick strives to display hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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