From: Roy Salume <roysaccurim.com>
Subject: Seeking a Rate of Language Extinction Data Set
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Is there a recent data set that documents the rate of language
extinction/threat over the last several decades? This data would
document the rate of threat in a year-by-year or decade-by-decade
Data along these lines would allow me to highlight the increased threat
to these languages over time. I seek to plot the rate of extinction/threat
against possible contributing factors such as urbanization,
concentration of populations, and globalization trends.
I realize that documenting what may no longer exist is somewhat
problematic. However, any leads to pertinent data in this subject area
would be appreciated. Thank you,
University of San Francisco
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