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Threatened Languages

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Threatened Languages

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Threatened Languages

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There are close to 6,000 distinct languages spoken around the world today, and writer Mark Abley says most are doomed. NPR's Neal Conan leads a discussion that amounts to a travelogue about endangered languages, and looks at ways some may be saved.

Guests:

Mark Abley
Author of Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (Houghton Mifflin, August 2003)



Kaniatari:io Gilbert
*Council chief of the Mohawk community of Kahnawake

Rivka Augenfeld
*A Yiddish speaker and an advocate of Yiddish culture

Nest Pritchard
*A Welsh speaker who grew up on the Island of Anglesey in North Wales and emigrated to Canada 30 years ago.