Over the last 500 years, part the identified languages of the area have vanished. This finished assessment of the research of contracting and demise languages, composed of twenty essays, investigates the vast scope of languages at present less than possibility of extinction. those disappearances happen in various speech groups the place the increasing languages are either frequent, corresponding to English or Spanish, and no more usual, resembling Swedish, Thai and Arabic. the quantity concludes with a glance at how examine into language obsolescence may possibly have an effect on different features of linguistics and anthropology--first and moment language acquisition, old linguistics, the examine of pidgins and creoles, language and social strategy.
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