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News Release 05-072

Federal Agencies Partner to Document Endangered Languages

NSF, NEH launch effort to digitally archive dying languages

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Globalization and other factors speed language loss

Globalization and other factors speed language loss. Globalization is endangering languages, as people prefer to conduct business and communicate in widely used tongues like English, Chinese and Hindi. Public education, print and television media and the internet also speed the rate of language loss.

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, NSF


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