Language Hotspots: what (applied) linguistics and education should do about language endangerment in the twenty-first century

  title={Language Hotspots: what (applied) linguistics and education should do about language endangerment in the twenty-first century},
  author={Gregory D. S. Anderson},
  journal={Language and Education},
  pages={273 - 289}
  • G. Anderson
  • Published 22 June 2011
  • Linguistics
  • Language and Education
I outline the concept of Language Hotspots, seeking to direct public and professional awareness of the global language extinction crisis. The loss of a single language leaves the science of linguistics impoverished and yet even few linguists realize that the vast majority of language families will likely be lost by the end of this century. Language Hotspots can serve as a focal point around which to develop a comprehensive approach to addressing how to increase, improve and coordinate… 

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