Will Cantonese struggle to survive like the Welsh, Hawaiian and Tibetan languages? The author predicts a rough road ahead

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Do Not Speak by James Griffiths, pub. A recent study by Zed Books shows that there are currently just over 3,000 languages ​​endangered – about half of them being used globally today. What is the cause of language death? The process is, generally, gradual: a quick change from an older linguistic system with greater perceived utility or status. But, as the journalist James Griffiths argues in Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language, this process is often driven by malicious forces….

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