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A wonderful text message exchange, brought to you by The Uncluded

Below is a wonderful exchange of text messages between Thomas and I. My response makes a lot more sense if you’ve heard this excellent song from The Uncluded: It might also be useful to read the lyrics since Aesop Rock’s … Continue reading

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It seems that the “why” makes all the difference

In “Is language extinction a good thing?” Thomas Hawks reviews some recent writing on language extinction, focusing on differing attitudes to the question of how “bad” it really is when a language goes extinct. Languages are clearly fluid, dynamic things, … Continue reading

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