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Travels in an Old Tongue

Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh

by Pamela Petro

- an amusing and interesting book about Pamela Petro's struggles with the Welsh language and her travels around the world seeking out Welsh speakers. She finds them in the most unexpected places, including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Oslo.

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Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages

Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages

by Mark Abley

- an account of the authors travels around the world in search of endangered languages and the people who speak them. He meets people struggling to revive their languages and those who are resigned to the disappearance of their languages.

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Mother Tongues: Travels Through Tribal Europe

Mother Tongues: Travels Through Tribal Europe

by Helena Drysdale

- this is an interesting account of Drysdale's travels among speakers of the minority languages of Europe.

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