Marjorie Shostak

Marjorie Shostak was a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University and an award-winning photographer.

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Cover: Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung WomanNisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung WomanShostak, MarjoriePAPERBACK11/14/2000$33.50
Cover: Return to NisaReturn to NisaShostak, MarjoriePAPERBACK03/01/2002$33.00
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Lost in Translation: Reclaiming Lost Language

In Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self, Julie Sedivy sets out to understand the science of language loss and the potential for renewal. Sedivy takes on the psychological and social world of multilingualism, exploring the human brain’s capacity to learn—and forget—languages at various stages of life. She argues that the struggle to remain connected to an ancestral language and culture is a site of common ground: people from all backgrounds can recognize the crucial role of language in forming a sense of self.