Marcelo Dascal

Endangered Languages

Endangered Languages

Piraha Tribe - Southern Amazonia (Brazil)
~ 100 speakers (1996) in 5 villages

Table of Contents

1. Three questions about the death of languages

2. How many languages do we "need"?

3. The diversity of languages

4. Language and extinction in the world

5. What is an endangered language?

6. The Tower of Babel

7. The quest for a Universal Language

8. An alternative view

9. What should we do?

10. Summary