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Google joins fight to save endangered languages

Google joins fight to save endangered languages

Updated 25 June 2012, 22:18 AEST

Global information giant Google has thrown its weight behind an initiative called the Endangered Languages Project.

It is a project which hopes to stem the continued and rapid loss of language diversity around the world.

At the current rate of language loss, the last speaker of a language dies every fortnight, and with them a unique view of the world is lost forever.

Correspondent: Annabel Boyer

Speakers: Dr Nick Thieberger, linguist and researcher at Melbourne University, Professor William Foley, Head of Linguistics at the University of Sydney

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