19 Feb '12, 8pm

3 Endangered Languages Preserved on YouTube (Video Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

3 Endangered Languages Preserved on YouTube (Video Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

The modern world and globalization have too often been the enemies of traditional, local cultures. But researchers are using digital tools such as YouTube, Facebook and texting to save some of the world’s endangered languages. By 2100, it is predicted that half of the 7,000 languages spoken on our planet will have disappeared and linguists are racing against time to preserve as many of them as they can. Using Software and Social Media To Keep Endangered Languages Alive Microsoft is developing interfaces for Microsoft Office that are completely in Inuktitut, an Inuit language largely spoken above the tree line. The advantage of creating such software is that younger people have more ways to use the language. Gavin Nesbitt is the operations director for the Piruvik Centre , which promotes efforts to teach Inuktitut; he notes that a young man who is learning the language told...

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