"Facebook, YouTube and even texting will be the salvation of many of the world's endangered languages, scientists believe."
K. David Harrison (an associate professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College and a National Geographic Fellow) explains that languages are the human knowledge base : everything human beings know is encoded in languages and cultures. Harrison also tells about his dictionary project : the starting point is... any language of the world ! These online dictionaries started about a decade ago.
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An article / a 03'58" audio file (the interview) and... 126 comments !