Deciphering Dying Languages

Here’s another story from this morning’s NPR.  Here’s the gist; creating computer programs to run linguistic analysis on unknown languages to determine commonalities, and possibly using this software to categorize some of the world’s dying languages.  Really interesting stuff!

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/30/352661301/certain-english-errors-may-decipher-clues-to-dying-languages

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