When Languages Die, Ecosystems Often Die with Them

You probably know that much of the world’s environment is under threat. But a new study says languages are disappearing alongside plants and animals. The study, from the World Wildlife Fund, measured the threat to languages using a scale that tracks how threatened species are. Not only are many languages steadily losing speakers, says co-author Jonathan Loh, but “the rate of decline, globally, is actually very close to the rate of decline in populations of wild vertebrate species.” …READ MORE


By enricgomez.com