With a large enough dataset, all a language really needs is a community of motivated users in order to stay alive -- or even to come back from the dead.
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Every Native American language is in extreme danger. Some of them are looking at language death in the next decade, and some are trying to just stabilize the number of children who are learning and speaking their ancestral languages.
In Alaska, most indigenous languages are "critically endangered." But loss of language, together with losses that accompany essential features of culture, can be delayed and even prevented.
By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer
Published: 02/17/2012 06:56 PM EST on LiveScience
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Many of the wor...
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