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Language documentation

Date Submitted: 06-Jun-2007
From: Krishna Prasad Parajuli
Subject: Language documentation
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Institution/Organization: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Notice: My name is Krishna P Parajuli. I am from Nepal. It is a multilingual nation. According to the report of the government of Nepal, there are 92 languages but the senior linguists do not agree and claim that there are more than 100 languages. Most of the languages are going to be extinct. I feel that something has to be done in preserving such endangered languages. One of such ways can be lanuage documentation. Institutions or individuals whose concentration is in such areas are requested to write to me.