Globalization vs. Culture

In the following link, you can read an article from a magazine called The Futurist, which discusses the vitality of minority languages considering the relationship between culture and one of the biggest threats to such languages: globalization.It shows how globalization suppresses identity in favour of standardization which is resulting in the death of thousands of languages and, consequently, the death of important elements of their culture. It also discusses how that process can be reverted through examples of minority languages such as Catalan and Welsh that managed to remain alive despite the pressures of majority languages and globalization itself.

http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/minority_languages.pdf

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