The Predicament of Language and Culture: Advocacy, Anthropology, and Dormant Language Communities

  title={The Predicament of Language and Culture: Advocacy, Anthropology, and Dormant Language Communities},
  author={Saul Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of Linguistic Anthropology},
  • Saul Schwartz
  • Published 1 December 2018
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
3 Citations
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