Foundations work to save dying languages

Cultural and scientific benefits are cited in the push to preserve tongues now vanishing around the world.

From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Every two weeks or so, the last elderly man or woman with full command of a particular language dies. At that rate, as many as 2,500 native tongues will disappear forever by 2100.

David W. Lightfoot is helping to spearhead a government initiative to preserve some of these dying languages, believing each is a window into the human mind that can benefit the world at large…read the rest of the article here.

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