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In response to last month's Ethnoblog post, a reader commented that the topic of language extinction and the way Ethnologue reports on it is confusing.

There is a growing body of evidence that linguistic diversity and biological diversity are linked. A recent publication from Conservation International examines some of that evidence. The volume, authored by L. J.

We've mentioned before how some scholars are making use of the Ethnologue, but a major report on the state of global internet connectivity from Internet.org, a consortium with Facebook at the lead, is one of the first to make extensive u

In the 16th edition, the Ethnologue added an evaluation of the vitality status of each language using the EGIDS, our own scale. I wrote about that at length here last year.

I’ve talked quite a bit here about the EGIDS, the scale we’ve developed for the Ethnologue that provides us with a way to evaluate the status of a language’s vitality.  The EGIDS was designed to give us a shorthand way to categorize something that is extremely complex.  We don’t conside

In the first posting to this blog, I mentioned that one of the new features of this edition of the Ethnologue (17th) is the addition of a status category for each language.