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In response to a comment on last month's Ethnoblog post, we share some thoughts on the extinction of languages (language endangerment and death) that we hope will clear up some confusion.
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A language of Australia. Population: 20 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). Status: 8b (Nearly extinct). Lg Use: Shifting to Kriol [rop] (Wurm 2007). Lg Development:
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