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The animals join an elite group of mammals known to adapt a vocal sound in response to the environment that includes humans, bats and whales.

2012-02-16

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Facebook, YouTube and even texting will be the salvation of many of the world's endangered languages...

2012-02-18

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Gyani Maiya Sen, a 75-year-old woman from western Nepal, can perhaps be forgiven for feeling that the weight of the world rests on her shoulders. She is the only person still alive in Nepal who fluently speaks the Kusunda language. The unknown origins and mysterious sentence structures of Kusunda have long baffled linguists.

2012-05-12

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The decline of linguistic and cultural diversity is linked to the loss of biodiversity, a study has suggested. The authors said that 70% of the world's languages were found within the planet's biodiversity hotspots. Data showed that as these important environmental areas were degraded over time, cultures and languages in the area were also being lost...

2012-05-13

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