When Languages Die, We Lose a Part of Who We Are

December 9, 2015 | The Conversation

Although more than 7,000 languages are spoken globally, some are dying every year and outside forces, such as climate change, could affect the world's most linguistically diverse regions, writes Anouschka Foltz, a psycholinguistics lecturer with Bangor University.

Foltz explains why study is needed to understand natural disasters' effects on language-rich areas and how those disasters could result in migration and mobility changes that put languages at risk.

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