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Unformatted text preview: (I.e. preceding proto-world) Language Death -Certain descendants do not have offspring-Languages that are no longer acquired are pronounced dead-Of the 7000 languages spoken today 90% may be dead by the year 2100 Globalization-English is a global language-It fracture into dialects-It is unlikely that these dialects will develop into separate languages Conclusions -We used to get new languages due to-Splitting hunter/gatherer-Merging colonialism, miration-Now we only loose languages due to globalization A Pidgin Language- A mix of different languages- No real Grammar- No ones mother tongue A Creole Language- What children do to a pidgin- The make it mother tongue The argument for Innateness-How do children convert something that is not a language into a language-How do they know what a language is supposed to look like-The structure of the language is built in...
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