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Endangered languages in the European Union

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In line with wider global trends, many languages currently spoken in Europe are endangered and some are at imminent risk of extinction. Though education and language policies remain the competence ...

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:22 AM

n line with wider global trends, many languages currently spoken in Europe are endangered and some are at imminent risk of extinction. Though education and language policies remain the competence of Member States (MS), the EU has taken initiatives to promote multilingualism and preserve European linguistic diversity, including measures in support of regional or minority languages which have dwindling numbers of speakers. Nonetheless, the precarious state of many European languages is a cause for concern, with growing acknowledgement that a decline in linguistic diversity also entails broader losses in terms of knowledge and cultural heritage.

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Many causes can contribute to a language’s decline and eventual disappearance, including urbanisation and migration trends, and pressure to use dominant languages for socio-economic or political reasons, e.g. to access employment or education or to exercise civic rights. UNESCO experts define nine factors to be considered when judging if a language is at risk of extinction, with transmission between generations seen as the single most important element for language survival.  UNESCO’s Atlas of world languages in danger suggests that within the EU more than 100 languages are vulnerable or endangered (such as, to take a few examples, Breton, Kashubian, Manx, Rusyn, Yiddish and the Sami languages). The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Charter for Regional or Minority Languages is aimed at protection of regional and minority languages (some but not all of which are endangered). Parties to the Charter sign up to certain common principles and also undertake to implement concrete actions which, being tailored to the specific situation in the country concerned, vary from state to state.  An expert committee oversees implementation, publishing regular country evaluation reports.  But the Charter, in force since 1998, has not been ratified by all EU MS; as of July 2013, 17 had ratified it. In a 2010resolution, the CoE concluded that the Charter had produced positive results but that extra action was required on the specific challenge of highly endangered languages.

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New York, a graveyard for languages

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New York City is believed to be home to over 800 different languages but many are spoken in very small numbers and some by only a handful and are in real danger of dying out.
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Lose a language, lose a culture

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There are now only seven native speakers of the Nuu language, a clicking language spoken by the Khomani community in South Africa. As increasing numbers of languages disappear, humanity loses cultural heritage but not only...

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language = culture = language?

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La langue basque en danger d'extinction numérique | Étude META-NET

La langue basque en danger d'extinction numérique | Étude META-NET | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
La plupart des langues européennes, dont le basque, auront du mal à survivre à l'ère du numérique, selon une étude élaborée par plus de 200 experts.
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Saving a language, and a culture

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SACRAMENTO - At 855 pages, it has been lauded by linguists and anthropologists as the only dictionary of its kind: a comprehensive translation of Iu-Mien into English that doubles as a guide...
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Race to save the language of Jesus: Aramaic in danger of becoming extinct as number of speakers of ancient tongue plummets

Race to save the language of Jesus: Aramaic in danger of becoming extinct as number of speakers of ancient tongue plummets | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Aramaic, which is related to both Hebrew and Arabic and was probably spoken by Jesus (pictured), is threatened with extinction - but efforts are being made to record it.

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Endangered languages | Global Native Networks

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Endangered Languages | Google to the rescue?

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A BIT of cheer in the endangered-languages sphere.  We've written about the topic many times, and done an Economist multimedia feature on it as well (below)....
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