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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.
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Great illustrations! 

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Speaking in tongues

Speaking in tongues | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Language diversity around the world DESPITE the idea that English is spoken in America, Chinese in China, and Russian in Russia, most of the world is far more...
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Why Mandarin Won't Be a Lingua Franca

Why Mandarin Won't Be a Lingua Franca | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The odds against a Chinese dialect ever gaining traction as an international language are formidable
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Not sure I agree with this but it makes some good points. 

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