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By Alain Touraine

ISBN-10: 0745636713

ISBN-13: 9780745636719

Touraine is among the best social thinkers on this planet this day and plenty of of his books were released in English.In this ebook Touraine provides a brand new theoretical framework for figuring out the modern global. it's a large theoretical paintings which seeks to make feel of daily adventure initially of the twenty first century.This is an enormous new theoretical paintings by means of one of many top sociologists on this planet today.A nice reference e-book for these learning sociology and social thought at any point.

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By 1895, only 17% of the population spoke indigenous languages. Indigenous languages have recently been afforded status as national languages alongside Spanish in an effort to recognize the importance these languages held in pre-colonial times (Terborg/Landa/Moore 2006). The endangered languages of Mexico include the following nine most critically endangered languages, with the most recent estimate of remaining number of native speakers provided (sourced from Lewis et al. 2. Endangered languages of Brazil Brazil has 215 living languages, of which an estimated 152 are endangered.

Intergenerational transmission, the passing of language knowledge and use from one generation to the next, was reported at the time to be evident in only two of the 20 indigenous languages of Alaska (Yup’ik, Siberian Yup’ik of St. Lawrence Island) where children were still learning the language of their ancestors. Basing his estimates on the reported number of languages and known intergenerational transmission, Krauss estimated that around 3,000 (or 50%) of the world’s known 6,000 languages were not being satisfactorily passed onto future generations, and were likely to be lost.

The main languages of Meso-America are: x x x Zapotec (450,000 speakers) Otomi (250,000 speakers) Mixtec (250,000 speakers) In addition, there are indigenous languages of Central and South America which can be grouped as: x x x Chibchan: 20 languages spoken in Central America, Columbia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Brazil Ge-Pano-Carib: 200 languages spoken in the Andes and along the Brazilian Amazon Basin Andean-Equatorial: 250 languages spoken in Central America, Southern Brazil and the Andes Reyes (2009) reports that the minority language groups in the Americas face complex sociolinguistic situations, in which external expectations of immersion into the dominant culture are often high.

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