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By Sarah G. Thomason

many of the 7,000 languages spoken on this planet this day will vanish ahead of the tip of this century, taking with them cultural traditions from around the world, in addition to linguistic buildings that will have more desirable our knowing of the universality and variability of human language. This booklet is an obtainable advent to the subject of language endangerment, answering questions reminiscent of: what's it? How and why does it occur? Why should still we care? The e-book outlines a number of the explanations of language endangerment, explaining what makes a language 'safe', and highlighting the risk indicators that threaten a minority language. Readers will know about the results of wasting a language, either for its former speech neighborhood and for our realizing of human language. Illustrated with case experiences, it describes a few of the equipment of documenting endangered languages, and exhibits how they are often revitalised.

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