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Volume 4 - No. 4 - 2005


The limits of my language mean the limits of my world - Ludwig Wittgenstein



Endangered Languages and their Survival -  by Joe Sinclair

It has been estimated by demographers and linguists that no more than half of today's 6,000 languages will survive the 21st century and two-thirds of these will be under threat in the following century.

In this article, Joe Sinclair addresses the following questions:

1.  What is the reason for the loss of ethnic minority and regional languages?

2.  What can be done to halt the loss?

3.  Do we really want to halt it?