A University of Adelaide linguistics expert says the revival of an Aboriginal language in South Australia could serve as the first "test case" for the potential mental health benefits of reclaiming "sleeping beauty" languages.
New research shows economic growth to be main driver of language extinction and reveals global 'hotspots' where languages are most under threat.
Of the 7,000 languages spoken on the planet, Tembé is at the small end with just 150 speakers left. In a few days, I will head into the Brazilian Amazon to record Tembé – via specially-designed technology – for posterity. ...
(Phys.org)—One of the world's most endangered languages is to be brought into the digital age through the first phone app designed specifically for the documentation of an Australian Indigenous language.
Google unveiled an online information exchange platform to try to give some extra lasting power to more than 3,000 endangered languages.
Google has set out to save the world's dying languages.
Digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of the world's most endangered languages. Linguists from National Geographic's Enduring Voices project who are racing to document and revitalize struggling languages are ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- An endangered Greek dialect which is spoken in north-eastern Turkey has been identified by researchers as a "linguistic goldmine" because of its startling closeness to previous forms of the Greek language.
An open database of endangered languages has been launched by researchers in the hope of creating a free, online portal that will give people access to the worlds disappearing spoken traditions.
A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1,000 people has been discovered in the remote northeast corner of India by researchers who at first thought they were documenting a dialect of the Aka culture, a tribal community ...