Languages are dying at an unprecedented rate. A language dies every 14 days.

Patricia Ryan

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About This Quote


Source: "Don't Insist on English!" TEDxDubai. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by English teacher Patricia Ryan is from her 2011 TED Talk on how the world's focus on English is contributing to the death of other languages. According to this quote, languages are becoming extinct (falling completely out of use) at a rate of one language every two weeks. Watch the full TED Talk here: Patricia Ryan - Don't Insist on English!