"Exemplary. . . . It is the first work ever to follow the fate of a dying language and document the process of language replacement."—Journal of Language and Social PsychologyThis book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.
"RIch and typologically-oriented . . . indispensable to anybody interested in phenomena related to language death."—Language