Reasons Why The World’S Languages Are Disappearing

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Topic : Reasons why the world’s languages are disappearing Language extinction is a great tragedy for human culture. Michael Krauss, director of the Alaska Native Language Center, suggests that as many as 90 percent of languages could become moribund or extinct by 2100. According to Krauss, 20 percent to 40 percent of languages are already moribund, and only 5 percent to 10 percent are "safe" in the sense of being widely spoken or having official status. The examples of safe languages are English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, and Japanese. There are some reasons for the cause of the disappearance of the world’s languages. First, it is because of few fluent speakers do not pass the language to their children at home. If they suddenly die because of age, illness, or maybe because of disaster they will not be able to pass the language to the next generation. The result is the extinction of the language. Because their parents, as the fluent speakers, do not pass the language, the next generation will not be able to speak the language. Finally, the language will disappear or becomes extinct from the world. Second, it is because of the globalization in this world. Now, English and Mandarin are become the international languages, therefore many people from different countries learn English and mandarin to make them easier to communicate with other people. English and Mandarin also become the international language and often use in the direction book, software, and Operating system. As time goes by, they will speak English and mandarin fluently, but they will forget about their native language and they will not pass it to the next generation. As the result, their next generation will not be able to speak their native language anymore, because their parents already get used to the global language and never spoke their own native language to their children. This is one

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