They discover a relationship between the economy and the extinction of languages
Research from the University of Cambridge suggests that economic development plays a key role in the extinction of languages around the world.
Scientists have found that parts of North America, Europe, and Australia are becoming what they have described as language extinction hotspots.
They also noted that additional help was needed to protect endangered languages in economically prosperous countries.
«Many languages are being lost quickly. We are in a very serious situation,» said Tatsuya Amano, head of the investigation.
And he added: «We want to know if the extinction of languages is distributed in the world and what are the causes».