Apr 28 • 44M

Reviving Dead Languages

Bringing a language back to life is damned hard. So why resuscitate?

John McWhorter
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More than half the world’s approximately 7,000 languages will have no speakers left in the coming decades. Some are working feverishly to preserve or maintain them. Others are asking: Why bother? John explains.