National Development and Language Diversity

  title={National Development and Language Diversity},
  author={Jonathan Pool},
Language diversity has been hypothesized to be a cause and a result of political and economic underdevelopment. Several mechanisms have been suggested for the hypothesized relationships in each direction of causation. The truth or falsity of these hypotheses is important for language planning and development planning, but hypothesis testing is usually hindered by problems in concept definition, relation specification, information acquisition, information loss, and causal inference. Information… 
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