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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Endangered languages as the next cool lingo?

Jul 5, 2011 by

As we discussed in an earlier posting, people often perceive the changes in language due to technology (computers, texting, the Internet, etc.) in a very negative light. But there may actually be some positive effects to texting and...

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Ultrasound to study human sounds

Dec 6, 2010 by

Gone are the days when linguists simply listened to speakers of exotic languages, trying to figure out what it is they’re hearing. Today, new technologies are being used to study and document human speech sounds. From digital...

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