Dave Sayers

Dave Sayers is a Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research interests include sociolinguistics and language policy.

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Efforts To Protect Endangered Minority Languages: Helpful Or Harmful?

Headlines abound with the plight of endangered minority languages around the world. Read a few of these and you’ll see some common themes: the rising number of languages dying worldwide, the distressing isolation of individual last speakers and the wider cultural loss for humanity.

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