Tag : linguistics

Languages Facing Extinction: How Leeds is Saving Endangered Tongues

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alongside the loss of animals and plant species across Earth, another epidemic is happening at an alarming rate: the mass extinction of endangered languages. An endangered language has very few speakers remaining and language death occurs when the last remaining speaker dies. In the past, there have been instances where … Read More

Losing a language – a war of attrition

2 years ago / 0 comments

Linguists describe the languages we’ve learnt from birth, and throughout our teenage years, as our native language, native tongue or mother tongue. You have probably heard these expressions before, however in linguistics – the study of language – a person’s native language is referred to as L1. As we grow … Read More