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34. Why Do Languages Die?

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1. Title Title of document 34. Why Do Languages Die? - The Five-Minute Linguist
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Christopher Moseley; Independent scholar
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) introduction to language; introduction to linguistics; Linguistic Society of America; essays about language; what is language; what is linguistics
5. Subject Subject classification general linguistics
6. Description Abstract Languages that are no longer passed on to younger speakers, and eventually only the elderly speakers are left to speak them, die out. Languages can also die because of epidemics, human invasions or nature itself can swallow up languages.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 09-Jul-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.38154
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Five-Minute Linguist
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd