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The fall of language in the age of English

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The fall of language in the age of English
Title
The fall of language in the age of English
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eng
Summary
The Fall of Language in the Age of English lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one's own language in this period of English-language dominance. Born in Tokyo but raised and educated in the United States, Minae Mizumura acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of knowledge yet also embraces the different ways of understanding offered by multiple tongues. She warns against losing this precious diversity. Universal languages have always played a pivotal role in advancing human societies, Mizumura shows, but in the globalized world of the Internet, English is fast becoming the sole common language of humanity. The process is unstoppable, and striving for total language equality is delusional-and yet, particular kinds of knowledge can be gained only through writings in specific languages. Mizumura calls these writings "texts" and their ultimate form "literature." Only through literature and, more fundamentally, through the diverse languages that give birth to a variety of literatures, can we nurture and enrich humanity. Incorporating her own experiences as a writer and a lover of language and embedding a parallel history of Japanese, Mizumura offers an intimate look at the phenomena of individual and national expression
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Midwest
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Mizumura, Minae
Dewey number
495.609/051
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1968-
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  • Yoshihara, Mari
  • Carpenter, Juliet Winters
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  • Japanese language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Japanese language
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adult
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The fall of language in the age of English
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11810529
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231538541
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11810529
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remote
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11810529
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The fall of language in the age of English
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11810529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231538541
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11810529
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11810529
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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