Modern Technology Helps Save Dying Languages

May 16, 2012 by

As discussed in an earlier post, modern technology can be called upon to help save a dying language. Another example of this is a language called Arapesh, marked as #140 on the Ethnologue map of languages along the northern New...

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Linguistic diversity and language endangerment in Papua New Guinea

Jul 24, 2011 by

Papua New Guinea has what is probably the highest language density on the planet, with 830 languages in a land area of 462,840 sq. km (or about 178,700 sq. miles). In other words, there is one language every 558 sq. km (215 sq....

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Linguistic diversity and time

May 10, 2011 by

The world’s 7,000 or so languages are not distributed evenly over the the world’s landmass. Hotspots of linguistic diversity include such areas as Western Africa, the Caucasus and Papua New Guinea. But what determines...

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