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Like Growing Flowers | The Work of Saving Endangered Languages

endangered languages

By Ajuawak Kapashesit Language endangerment is a growing issue around the globe. Of the less than 7,000 languages spoken today, many are not expected to survive into the next century. Because of this growing threat to our planet’s linguistic diversity  —  something that should be cherished as much as our biological diversity  —  many language

When Grasshopper Means Lightning | How Ecological Knowledge is Encoded in Endangered Languages

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by David Stringer . . Endangered Languages and Biocultural Diversity Conservation Just over twenty years ago, many linguists were shocked into a new sense of urgency when Michael Krauss wrote his classic short article on the status of the world’s languages, in which he lamented that linguistics was about to “go down in history as the