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As more and more people speak the global languages of English, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic, other languages are rapidly disappearing. In fact, half of the 6, 000-7, 000 languages spoken around the world today will likely die out by the next century, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In an effort to prevent language loss, scholars from a number of organizations—UNESCO and National Geographic among them—have for many years been documenting dying languages and the cultures they reflect.
Mark Turin, a scientist at the
Documenting the Thangmi language and culture is just a starting point for
Now, through the two organizations that he has founded—the Digital Himalaya Project and the World Oral Literature Project—Turin has started a campaign to make such documents, found in libraries and stores around the world, available not just to scholars but to the younger generations of communities from whom the materials were originally collected. Thanks to digital technology and the widely available Internet,
32. Many scholars are making efforts to ________.
A. promote global languages
B. rescue disappearing languages
C. search for language communities
D. set up language research organizations
33. What does “that tradition” in Paragraph 3 refer to?
A. Having full records of the languages.
B. Writing books on language teaching.
C. Telling stories about language users.
D. Living with the native speakers.
34. What is
A. The cultural studies in
B. The documents available at Yale.
C. His language research in
D. His personal experience in
35. Which of the following best describes
A. Write, sell and donate.
B. Record, repair and reward.
C. Collect, protect and reconnect.
D. Design, experiment and report.
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