The world may have a thousand languages, or even more.But some are fast disappearing or on the road to extinction.This process has been going on through the ages and is not a new phenomenon. In the past, it was mainly due to the depletion of speakers caused by ill health and physical environment.Today, this danger lies in social processes which have created linguistic minorities in the face of dominant and powerful languages.
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Linguistic Minorities Their Existence & Identity Within Larger Communities
by Asmah Haji Omar & Norazuna Norahim