How technology could help save the world's endangered languages

07/3/2011 | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Teens from countries across the world are using technology tools to communicate in a number of languages that are at risk of extinction, which linguists say may help prevent the languages' demise. Young speakers of Huilliche, an endangered language spoken in Chile, are producing hip-hop videos and posting them on YouTube, while teens in the Tehuantepec region of Mexico text message each other in the threatened Huave language. "This really strengthens the use of the language," linguist Samuel Herrera said.

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