"Once seen as a threat, the Internet is now an aid for endangered tongues.
The spread of the Internet has accelerated the global use of English. And the march of English has come as UNESCO forecasts that half of the more than 6,000 languages currently spoken in the world are likely to disappear by the end of this century, a decline fueled by globalization, migration and the spread of mass media.
Yet the Internet, often seen as a force for the Americanization of global culture, may be a tool to save endangered languages like Breton. “The Internet, computers and cellphones now play an important role in everybody’s life,” says Fulup Jakez, director of France’s Public Office for the Breton Language. “Consequently languages that hope to stay alive in the modern world must be online.”….."
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