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Endangered Languages

  1. Conor McDonough Quinn

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0369

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Quinn, C. M. 2012. Endangered Languages. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Languages that are threatened with the loss of natural generational transmission are referred to as endangered languages.


  • endangered languages;
  • language maintenance;
  • language planning;
  • language policy;
  • language revitalization;
  • heritage languages