Going Silent: Where Languages Are Dying Fastest

by | Feb 20, 2012

If you speak a language no one else does, is it still considered a language?

 

Courtesy: Wall Street Journal.

 

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    <a href="http://sethkaplan.org/author.html">Seth Kaplan</a> is a Professorial Lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He teaches, writes, and consults on issues related to fragile states, governance, and development. He is the author of <em>Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development</em> (Praeger Security International, 2008) and <em>Betrayed: Politics, Power, and Prosperity</em> (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). A Wharton MBA and Palmer scholar, Seth has worked for several large multinationals and founded four companies. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.