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  Global predictors of language endangerment and the future of linguistic diversity

Bromham, L., Dinnage, R., Skirgård, H., Ritchie, A., Cardillo, M., Meakins, F., et al. (2021). Global predictors of language endangerment and the future of linguistic diversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, s41559-021-01604-y. doi:10.1038/s41559-021-01604-y.

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Bromham, Lindell, Author
Dinnage, Russell, Author
Skirgård, Hedvig1, Author           
Ritchie, Andrew, Author
Cardillo, Marcel, Author
Meakins, Felicity, Author
Greenhill, Simon J.1, Author           
Hua, Xia, Author
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1Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074311              

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Free keywords: Language and linguistics, Macroecology
 Abstract: Language diversity is under threat. While each language is subject to specific social, demographic and political pressures, there may also be common threatening processes. We use an analysis of 6,511 spoken languages with 51 predictor variables spanning aspects of population, documentation, legal recognition, education policy, socioeconomic indicators and environmental features to show that, counter to common perception, contact with other languages per se is not a driver of language loss. However, greater road density, which may encourage population movement, is associated with increased endangerment. Higher average years of schooling is also associated with greater endangerment, evidence that formal education can contribute to loss of language diversity. Without intervention, language loss could triple within 40 years, with at least one language lost per month. To avoid the loss of over 1,500 languages by the end of the century, urgent investment is needed in language documentation, bilingual education programmes and other community-based programmes.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021-12-16
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 22
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 Table of Contents: Results and discussion
- Current patterns of endangerment.
- Predictors of language endangerment.
- Predicting future language.
- Safeguarding language diversity.
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01604-y
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-022-01684-4
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Title: Nature Ecology & Evolution
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Title: Nature Ecology & Evolution
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 6 Sequence Number: 231 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2397-334X
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2397-334X