On Language Death
Wed, Jul 22 2009 08:45 | LanguageDeath
I posted this on my Google shared items about a month ago, but I found it so powerful that it deserves a separate posting here as well.I was reading this blog post about a researcher that was recording the language of a people. This language is going the way of the dodo so the researcher wanted to preserve it.In showing the natives what he intends to do, and giving them examples of languages no longer
When is a language dead?
I was catching up on my Omniglot Blog unread posts and I came across this post asking people When is a language dead? This whole discussion come up because Manx was declared as a dead language even though there are still speakers of the language.The range of opinions posted in the comments was quite interesting, and it serves to point out there is not consensus on when a language is dead, or in some