Are Languages becoming Extinct?

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet on April 22, 2009

According to The Economist and UNESCO, 53 languages have become extinct since 1950 in America; that’s more than in any other country. As of right now, a quarter of the world speaks three majority languages: Mandarin, English, and Spanish; the rest are at risk or have been extinct for quite some time.

Could it be that out of 6,000 plus languages in the world, we’re to expect that eventually only one common language will exist? Click here for more details.

Topics: Language