A contrary view on language death

November 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm Leave a comment

I ran across this article today by linguist John McWhorter of Columbia University. He makes some good points why losing a language shouldn’t necessarily mean the loss of a culture, but if everyone thought like he did there would probably be no native languages left.

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