Monthly Archives: July 2013

Why should endangered languages be saved?

“Language is the dress of thought,” Samuel Johnson once said. About 6,000 different languages are spoken around the world. But the Foundation for Endangered Languages estimates that between 500 and 1,000 of those are spoken by only a handful of … Continue reading

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Endangered Languages world wide

Here you can see a map of Endangered Languages world wide: http://www.unesco.org/culture/languages-atlas/

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Endangered Languages: The crumbling of the linguistic ecosystem

Here you can read an interesting article by Osahito Miyaoka about Endangered languages. http://www.elpr.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/essay/miyaoka01.htm

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Maintaining indigenous languages, conserving biodiversity

While it is widely acknowledged that the degradation of the natural environment, in particular traditional habitats, entails a loss of cultural and linguistic diversity, new studies suggest that language loss, in its turn, has a negative impact on biodiversity conservation. … Continue reading

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European Parlament worried about European endangered languages

Is there still time to save languages such as Lombard, Polesian and Saterlandic? Dozens of languages in Europe are not much lost for words as short of speakers with some 120 believed to be dying out. The EP’s culture committee … Continue reading

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