Vanishing Voices: The Extinction of the World's Languages by Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine
English | June 2000 | ISBN-10: 0195136241 | 241 pages | PDF | 17.2 Mb
Few people know that nearly 100 native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aboriginal languages have vanished. In fact, at least half of the world's languages may die out in the next century. What has happened to these voices? Should we be alarmed about the disappearance of linguistic diversity?