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Avoiding linguistic extinction

It is estimated that world languages are dying out at the rate of one every fortnight. This statistic has prompted a small group of linguists in New York to form the Endangered Language Alliance. Our reporter Matt Wells visited them at their field station in the middle of Manhattan, to see how they are trying to preserve minority voices from disappearing.

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