language extinction

Creeping disappearance of our cultural memory

Dies the language, also impoverishes the culture SXC
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Languages ​​ and thus a part of our cultural memory die around the globe. For the knowledge and the perception of man is reflected in his language. But how can the creeping disappearance of our verbal diversity, barely noticed by the public, be slowed down?

For more than a decade, the Volkswagen Foundation has resisted this process. In its funding initiative "Documentation of Threatened Languages", DobeS for short, it supports linguists around the world in documenting threatened languages ​​and thus saving the most recent testimonies of these cultural treasures of humanity.

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As of: 24.05.2013